So I have always disliked the taste of fondant.
I figured I’d try Marshmallow Fondant, and honestly it’s not so bad
It was pretty easy to work with, and took color really well.
For my first try I liked the outcome. Can’t wait to try again!
16 ounces mini marshmallows
2-5 tablespoons water
2lbs confectioners sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
In a glass bowl combine 2 tablespoons water and the mini marshmallows.
I microwaved the marshmallows for about 1 1/2 minutes.
Place melted marshmallows into
stand mixer bowl that is lightly greased with shortening.
For this you’ll want to use your dough hook.
Add about 3/4 of the sugar to the marshmallows on low speed to combine.
Once a ball forms start kneading on sugar dusted counter top.
-1/2 cup shortening is for counter top/dipping hands in if you choose to use it.
I did use it to cover my hands,
but I found that the powdered sugar worked better on the counter top
Make sure to knead for about 8 minutes.
If the fondant is too dry add a little bit of water,
in this case a little goes a long way.
Once you can feel that the fondant is smooth and not tearing rub the fondant with a little shortening and double wrap in plastic. It’s best to let it sit overnight.
Next day you can knead and color as desired.