What's wrong with my marshmallow fondant?

by Annie

I make my fondant out of marshmallow creme. I thought I had the recipe perfected, but whenever I use it, the fondant becomes very limp and almost runs off of the cake.

I just made a fondant Barbie cake for my daughter's birthday this past weekend and Barbie looked like she had a slouching problem - Almost like melting wax.

I know that I should have let the Barbie dry but I didn't have time. I made it the night before. The fondant was "stretching" off of the cake, too.

What am I doing wrong? I've read sites and watched videos on how to work with fondant, and I seem to be doing everything by the book. There are times when I want to throw the fondant out the window because it will not cooperate! Can you help me?

From the editor:

Hi Annie,

Marshmallow Creme or 'fluff', as it's also known, contains no gelatin, whereas regular marshmallows do. This is probably the cause of your drooping fondant.

Try this Marshmallow fondant recipe. I think you'll like it.

Michelle (editor)

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