9/10/12

Homemade Marshmallow Fondant

The cake I made for my Grandma's Birthday - covered in fondant

Although I've used fondant in the past, I admit (freely) that I've bought it.  Over the past year, fondant has become a huge 'fad' in baking and it's being used more in day to day household baking than I've ever heard of before.  There are a lot of recipes for homemade fondant (which is rather like play-doh really) and this is one of them.



Homemade Marshmallow Fondant

1/2 pound mini marshmallows
2 T of water
1 lb. of powdered (confectioner's) sugar
Shortening (Crisco)
plastic wrap


Grease the inside of a heat safe bowl and a wooden spoon with shortening. Place marshmallows and water in the bowl. Microwave the marshmallows for 30 seconds at a time stirring the mixture in between with the wooden spoon.

When the mixture is the consistency of Marshmallow Fluff, stir in 3/4 of the powdered sugar one cup at a time.

Cover your work surface with powdered sugar and cover your hands with shortening.

Turn out the fondant on the sugared surface and knead the rest of the sugar in. Continue kneading until smooth.

Separate the fondant into different parts and color as desired. When coloring, add a bit of gel color at a time with a toothpick and knead in until the color is evenly distributed and you get the color you want.

Wrap each piece in plastic wrap until you use it. Wrap leftover fondant tightly in plastic cling film and store in a zip lock bag.

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