What's wrong with my marshmallow fondant?

by Annie
(Indiana)

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.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions About Decorating a Cake.

looking for something in particular?

If you want to find something in a hurry? No Problem. Find the answers you need here:

search this site

Custom Search

still have questions?

If you still have any questions about baking, assembling or decorating a cake, ask them here!

keep the excitement going

Never be short of a great cake idea at a moment's notice.

Sign up for the "Too Nice To Slice" newsletter and get fantastic insider tips, tricks and out of the box cake decorating ideas delivered right to your inbox.

Email

Name

Then

Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you 'Too Nice To Slice'.

share the love

If you like what you see, why not share this site with your friends? There's always something new baking around here.