Saturday, May 19, 2012

Marshmallow Fondant Tutorial

I love the look of smooth fondant in place of frosting.
I don't love the flavor of the fondant you buy at the store!

Did you know that you can easily make your own fondant at home, that even tastes good?! :)
It's very simple...

All you need is powdered sugar and mini marshmallows.
Put some marshmallows into a microwave safe bowl, and microwave on high until the marshmallows are warm and melty.
I used about 2 cups, and microwaved them for 30 sec.
Mix powdered sugar into the melted marshmallows until it dries up just enough that to turn it out onto a nonstick surface dusted with powdered sugar(hint: I used a piece of parchment paper taped to the counter. It makes cleanup super easy!). 

Work more powdered sugar in until it is not sticky.
It works well to fold it over and over, adding sugar into the middle now and then.
It should be like a stiff play doh when it is done.
 That's it! 
Now you can roll it out into a sheet and lay it over a cake, or shape it into smaller shapes to add onto treats.
You also can use a dot of gel food coloring to dye it, working the dye in the same way you worked the sugar in while making it.

If you want your fondant to look smoother/ glossier, just dab some water on it with your fingers once it is in your cake.

Have fun!


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