Making Marshmallow Fondant is simple, cheap and a FANTASTIC alternative to store bought fondant. Unlike the over-priced store bought fondant that has a bland taste, this fondant is reminiscent of mini marshmallows in your cereal box. I have my friend Coleen to thank for teaching me this one. Right before my wedding in 2010, she sat me down and showed me the ropes. I couldn't believe how easy it was. I wanted to eat it all like taffy. SO GOOD.
Here's what you need:
A bag of mini Marshmallows
A bag of powdered sugar
Here's what you do. Pour your bag of mini Marshmallows into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat. Do this until all your marshmallows are fully melted and can be stirred around (they will look like a sticky whipped cream).
Next find a countertop or cutting board to use and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Pour a heaping amount of powdered sugar into the bowl of marshmallows and stir. Rub your hands down with some butter to prevent sticking, and begin pulling the contents of the bowl out onto the powdered countertop. Add more powdered sugar slowly all the while kneading it like dough. You will begin to feel your fondant thicken as you add powdered sugar. If you want to color your fondant, add tiny bit of dye every once in a while as you are kneading.
For about one bag of mini marshmallows, I used about 3/4 bag of powdered sugar. It can be give or take and you can knead more powdered sugar in to make it thicker or leave out some. Just don't allow any part to be "sticky". You want it to have the consistency of playdough.
Once you are done, set aside for an hour or so before you begin use with cake or decorating. It allows the fondant to harden up a bit! You're done!
This is the cake and cupcakes that I helped work on for my friend's daughter's 1st birthday party! I made all the fondant and we had a few girls making decor with them and creating those adorable owl cupcakes you see! I can't imagine how expensive it would have been to use store bought fondant for all this. All the fondant for all these cupcakes and cake probably cost under 8 dollars. And there was a TON of cupcakes.
If you decide to try this recipe, let me know how it goes! I would love to see your fondant creations!