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Marshmallow Fondant is an easier, homemade version, of the sugar dough that you see adorning all of those drool worthy creations on the Food Network cake challenges and high end designer cakes in bridal magazines.
If you’ve always wanted to try working with fondant and you don’t like the taste or expense of pre-made store boughth fondant we might just have the answer to your decorating dilemma.
It’s just a mix of mini marshmallows, powdered sugar and water – pretty simple right? You can knead it by hand but if you have a stand mixer (kitchenaid or similar) then you’re all set for a hands-free fondant experience.
It’s perfect for:
- flowers, leaves and petals
- 3D characters and figures
- high relief lettering and decoration
- so much more…
- 16 ounces mini marshmallows
- 2 pounds powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons water
- shortening for greasing the bowl etc.
NOTE: All amounts are given in U.S. standard measures. Click here for international equivalents (page will open in a new browser window) .
This method uses a strong stand mixer, like a kitchen-aid, but you can also knead the fondant by hand.
1.Put the marshmallows and water in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for about 1 minute, until the marshmallows are all melted. The mixure will expand. Stir to incorporate.
2.Grease the dough hook and bowl of your mixer really well with shortening.
3.Put about 3/4 of the powdered sugar to the mixer bowl and add all of the melted marshmallows.
4.Mix on low speed for a few minutes then check the consistency of the fondant. It will probably still be a little sticky at this point. If it is, add some of the remaining powdered sugar and mix again for a minute or so. repeat this step until the fondant is firm and neither dry or sticky.
5.Turn out on to a clean, firm work surface and knead by hand just for a minute until there are no flecks of dry powdered sugar remining. Wrap in cling wrap and let the fondant rest for at least an hour before using.
now see it for yourself
OK, I’ll admit it – I’m lazy. If there’s a quicker way to do something I’m all over it. But that’s good for you right? I’ll always share what I find with my loyal visitors.
If you’re anything like me, it’s much easier to learn a new skill by seeing it done rather than reading about it.
So sit back, relax and watch fellow cake lover Mayen show you how to make Marshmallow Fondant the easy way…