Today I wanted to share a recipe for Marshmallow fondant. Personally, I hate the taste of store bought fondant. It has no flavor and is pretty gross. Well I found this recipe for one with marshmallows that sounded interesting. I decided to give it a try. It's pretty good. Very sweet but better than the store kind.
I found the recipe HERE.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 (16 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
- 4 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 pounds confectioners' sugar, divided
- Place the butter in a shallow bowl, and set aside.
- Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on High for 30 seconds to 1 minute to start melting the marshmallows. Carefully stir the water and vanilla extract into the hot marshmallows, and stir until the mixture is smooth. Slowly beat in the confectioners' sugar, a cup at a time, until you have a sticky dough. Reserve 1 cup of powdered sugar for kneading. The dough will be very stiff.
- Rub your hands thoroughly with butter, and begin kneading the sticky dough. As you knead, the dough will become workable and pliable. Turn the dough out onto a working surface dusted with confectioners' sugar and continue kneading until the fondant is smooth and no longer sticky to the touch, 5 to 10 minutes.
- Form the fondant into a ball, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. To use, allow the fondant to come to room temperature, and roll it out onto a flat surface dusted with confectioners' sugar.
The fondant is REALLY sticky sometimes so I kept powdered sugar nearby to keep dipping it in to reduce the sticky. I made a BIG mess in my kitchen doing this too! But don't worry... I cleaned it all up :)
Here's the picture of my dad's cake:
Dad with his cake :)
41 candles (and one to grow on)!
So Happy Birthday Dad! Hope everyone has a great week!