How to Make and Use Marshmallow Fondant

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How to Make and Use Marshmallow Fondant How to Make and Use Marshmallow Fondant Everyone likes the look of professionally decorated cakes, especially ones that are covered with fondant, but these professional cakes can cost quite a bit of money and often times do not taste very good. If you like the smooth look of fondant, try these techniques for your next special occasion cake. Learning to make and work with marshmallow fondant is an inexpensive and delicious way to give your homemade cakes a professional look. Before you begin you need to gather all of your supplies. You will need a 10 ounce bag of miniature marshmallows, a 2 pound bag of confectioner’s sugar, 3 tablespoons of water, a large spatula, a large microwaveable bowl, some shortening, plastic wrap, and a rolling pin. First you need to empty the bag of miniature marshmallows into the large bowl and pour the 3 tablespoons of water over the marshmallow. Place the bowl in the microwave for one minute to melt the marshmallows. When it is done remove the bowl and stir the marshmallow. If the marshmallows are not all melted return the bowl to the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until they are completely melted, remembering to stir the marshmallows each time. Marshmallow fondant can be flavored using any extract you like, for example almond or vanilla extract. If you would like your fondant flavored, you can add 1 tablespoon of flavoring at this time along with food coloring if you would like your fondant any specific color. Take your bag of confectioner’s sugar and add a little at a time to your melted marshmallows, stirring each time, until the mixture becomes too stiff to stir. Now you need to rub a light coat of shortening onto a counter surface and then dust the surface with a generous amount of confectioner’s sugar. Pour your marshmallow and sugar mixture onto your greased

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