How to make your own Fondant With Marshmallows

Today I want to share with you all how to make Fondant using ingredients from your panty {and the main ingredient being Marshmallows, so you know it will taste GOOD}.

marshmallow fondant wedding cakeFondant is really easy to work with, but the real stuff is nasty...that is all that there is to it. It does not taste good.
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fondant icingFondant Recipe:

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1 bag marshmallows
1 2 lb bag of powdered sugar
1 tsp coconut flavoring
1 tbsp water

melt the marshmallows, coconut flavoring, and water in the microwave. Then in a mixer (Bosch is my favorite) add the powdered sugar. Make sure to add it slowly. You want the fondant to be the texture of dough. A little on the sticky side.

I made some fondant in Arizona and I used about 1/2 of the bag, but in Idaho I use 3/4 of the bag.

pile of fondant made from marshmallows before being kneadedThis is the fondant all mixed up. After you have made the fondant put it in some press and seal or an airtight bowl. Let it sit for about 10 minutes so that the sugars can all dissolve. Then you can start to work with it. If you have extra or need to wait awhile before using it, put it into the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Then when you are ready to use it put it in the microwave for a few seconds and you are ready to play again.
Fondant rolled out using marshamallow fondant recipe
I like to use a fondant roller, fondant smoother, and detail tools for cutting and shape making

Butterfly birthday cake with fondant for girl (pink and blue)If you want to dye the fondant just knead the food coloring into it.
How to make a butterfly shape cake with a 9x13 cake pan
To make the butterfly shape I baked a cake in a 9x13 pan.  Then I cut a square off of it.  The end piece of the cake is what I used for the butterfly body.  The ears are pieces of fondant squared up.  

The possibilities are endless with fondant. I often make cupcakes and fondant when I am watching kids. It is just like play dough. Soft and pliable

For more information on fondant and other types of frosting go HERE  

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GroverFamily said...

thanks for sharing! i have wanted to work with fondant but i never liked the taste

Jingle said...

That sounds like it would be yummy! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Fondant is so fun to use! ...great tutorial! absolutely delightful! I hopped over from Today's Creative Blog and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and I hope you’ll do the same. until later…

Unknown said...

I am SO excited to have found this! I agree the "real" fondant is beautiful but NASTY! I am going to give this a try!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

THis is so cool! Thanks for showing how to make your own! : )

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

cute cute. I agree "real" fondant is nasty. I love making marshmallow fondant. I just wish the humidity in the air didn't change my recipe so much. Your cakes look great too!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Thanks for sharing this! I cannot wait to experiment with it! = )

And I'm going to be "mature" and not mention what I thought the center of that butterfly was at first. Me and my dirty

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas said...

Thanks for posting a recipe for some fondant with GOOD flavor. I can't wait to try this. I'll be back - I'm now following :)

Closet Crafter said...

I have always wanted to try using fondant, but the taste always deterred me. I am definitely going to give your recipe a try!

Sawdust Girl said...

I can't wait to show my daughter this. She is in love with Duff and Ace of Cakes. She wants to go there for our next family vacation. Anyway, she has been wanting to buy some fondant to "play" with for a while but the stuff I found is kind of pricey. I can't wait to try this recipe out with her. THanks

Anonymous said...

Im going to try this recipe...thanks for one question is, with the coconut flavoring does it give it a strong flavor of coconut? (not a fan AT ALL of coconut, thats why I ask)...Thanks!! ;-)

Kathryn said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I can't wait to get to work and try it out.

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