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How to make marshmallow fondant

Lil’ C is turning 7! How time flies!!! So that means it is my annual cake baking time. When I first started making C’s cakes, I used buttercream but for these couple of years, I have been using fondant just because it is more fun. However I do not like the store bought fondant. I think that they taste weird, so I usually make my own marshmallow fondant. It is cheap and easy to make and most importantly, they actually taste really good.

Here’s a recipe for the super easy marshmallow fondant.

Ingredients for a small batch:

1 cup mini marshmallow
1 tbsp water
1 1/2- 1 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar

Ingredients for a large batch:
1 bag (16 oz) of mini marshmallow
2 tbsp water
8 cups (2 lbs) powdered sugar

Method:
1. For small batch, measure marshmallow in a standard 1 cup measuring cup. Make sure to pack it down. For large batch, skip this step.
2. Place in a microwave safe bowl and add the water.
3. Microwave for about 30 seconds. Remove and stir. It should look like soup at this point. If it doesn’t, microwave for another 10 seconds. Once it is at the soupy consistency, add food coloring if you wish to make a batch of colored marshmallow fondant. You can always add color later but I find that if I need a big batch, it is easier to add color at this stage. I also add a drop of flavored oil like lemon or orange flavor just to enhance the taste.
4. Add powdered sugar and mix till it is all well-mixed.
5. Remove from bowl onto a flat surface and knead the fondant for about 5 minutes to a smooth consistency. If fondant is not used immediately, keep it in an airtight container or wrap in a Ziploc bag.

Notes:
* If the marshmallow fondant becomes dried out, just place in back into the microwave for a couple of seconds to soften it out.
* If you are making small batches of different color, it is probably easier to make a large batch of white fondant and then just take small amount of fondant and add color.
* When working the marshmallow fondant on work surface, use a tiny amount of Crisco shortening on the surface so that it won’t stick.

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