Homemade Marshmallow Fondant - The Easiest Way to Cover a Cake

Have you been searching for a pre-made fondant that actually tastes good? Are you tired of spending tons of money on pre-made fondant because it's easy to work with? Then let me tell you a secret - there is a simple, cheap and yummy solution. Make your own marshmallow fondant! Here's how:

To make a small amount (will cover a small round cake) you need:
1 cup of mini marshmallows
1 tablespoon of water
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar (sifted)

To make a large amount you need:
1 16oz bag of mini marshmallows
2 tablespoons of water
2 lbs of powdered sugar (sifted)

First, add the water to the marshmallows in a large bowl and microwave for 30 seconds (60 seconds for the large batch). Stir the mixture until it becomes like a syrup and microwave longer if necessary. You basically want to get rid of all the lumps so the mixture is smooth. Then add the sugar and mix well to combine the two. Once the mixture is starting to come together, coat your hands and your work surface with a thin layer of shortening (Crisco is good), then take the mixture out of the bowl and knead the fondant just like you would with bread dough until it is smooth (do be careful when handling the melted marshmallow mixture as it will be very hot when it first comes out of the microwave). If the fondant is too sticky add a little more sugar, if it's too dry add a little more water. It's now ready for use!

You can also add flavors or colors to the fondant by putting them in the syrupy mixture before you add the sugar or try using strawberry or chocolate marshmallows instead of the white ones. Marshmallow fondant is a dream to work with. It rolls out beautifully and doesn't crack or tear because it's very elastic. Best of all it is inexpensive to make and it tastes yummy!

Users Reading this article are also interested in:
Top Searches on Cake Recipe:
Homemade Marshmallow White Chocolate Fondant
About The Author, Julie Degnan
Julie is a busy Mom of 3 young children and a Marketing VP at an online startup. She also has her own website (http://www.cakesandkids.com) where you can see pics of some of her homemade kids' birthday cakes and get helpful cake decorating tips.