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Marshmallow Fondant Recipe:1 bag marshmallows
1 bag of powdered sugar (you don't quite need the whole bag)
1 dsp of flavoring (we used coconut)
2 tbsp water
Melt the marshmallows, water, and flavoring in the microwave. Stir well. Mix in the powdered sugar, (it is best if you put it in a kitchen aid or I use my Bosch) make sure not to add too much because it will get too stiff to work with easily. Then put it in some press and seal wrap (this works so much better than saran wrap) Let is sit for about 15 minutes then roll it out and put it on the cake.
square cake, I used foam cake squares for my bottom layers of the cake and real cake for the top) and work your way to the middle of the sides. Another great thing to use is fondant smoother. They work wonders for getting out those imperfections on the fondant.
Another hint is to frost using butter cream icing (I think that regular frosting would be just fine) on the cake before putting on the fondant so that the fondant has something to stick too.
This wedding cake looks gorgeous, but wouldn't you know it-There are a ton of imperfections on the cake.
I used the marshmallow fondant that you can find here. A couple of hints that I have learned this go around are
Tips For Using Fondant
- Use about 2/3 - 3/4 of the bag of powdered sugar. It will make your fondant stickier, but alot easier to work with in the end.
- If the fondant is really hard to roll out, put it in the microwave for a 15 seconds at a time until it is easier to work with again. Sadly I figured this out after doing 2 of the layers.
- Patience, Patience, Patience!
- Invest in a good fondant roller that is long and skinny and has no handles. You will not get the lines that come from the rollers ends as badly.
- Get a fondant smoother. It is like a plastic trowel (you know those things that concrete people use to smooth out the concrete), but it is made for fondant. I found mine at walmart for 5 dollars or so.
If you prefer to us Royal Icing:
Royal Icing Recipemix 1/2 c Crisco (the white kind), 1 drop of butter flavoring, 1 tsp vanilla (I used clear)
Then add 1 lb powdered sugar and 1/4 c water until it is the consistency is like whipping cream
I also found this great website with lots of great tips for decorating any cakes, find it here. She also has a different recipe for the marshmallow fondant.
I love doing the marshmallow fondant, it is cheap, tastes really great, and it is easy to work with.