Come see my first time using and making Marshmallow Fondant! It’s fun to work with and delicious to eat. 🙂
So I have always disliked the taste of fondant.
I figured I’d try Marshmallow Fondant, and honestly, it’s not so bad 🙂 I prefer eating this marshmallow fondant over eating the stuff you can buy premade. It’s not as good as this! Who doesn’t love marshmallows? I’m tempted to just melt some marshmallows with enough oil and pour it over the cake and see how that goes, ha!
What I love about the Marshmallow fondant was the ease of use and taste. It was pretty easy to work with and took color well.
For my first try, I liked the outcome. Can’t wait to try again! 🙂
Adapted From Wilton
16 ounces mini marshmallows
2-5 tablespoons water
2lbs confectioners sugar
1/2 cup red palm shortening
One teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
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 mixer bowl that is lightly greased with palm oil.
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.
How adorable are my little fondant bears? They were a hit!