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When I was in high school I went through this baking phase. My parents, being the supportive and super-de-duper loving people that they are, put my in cake decorating classes at my local classes. They bought me something very similar to this, so that I would have all the supplies I would need to start off. I absolutely loved it, but it was hard to make time to go to the classes with all the extracurricular activities I had joined.
I was bummed because I really, really, really wanted to learn how to work with fondant.
Fast forward almost 10 years later and I realized that there is such a thing as Marshmallow fondant, and that you can make it from home, and say whattttttttt…. it costs less than five dollars to make!
I was sold.
Since then, I have made two fondant cakes! They haven’t come out perfect, but they’re not entirely hideous either! I can only improve from here.
Trust me, if I can make these cakes, so can you!
Let’s do this!
This fondant will literally take you less than 10 minutes to make, and it tastes absolutely delicious! I’m not one to eat Marshmallows for fun (other than in s’mores), but I couldn’t keep the fondant out of my mouth!
Before I give you the recipe, here are a few suggestions:
- Use a stand mixer if you have one – it will save you a heck of a lot of mess
- Let your fondant sit covered overnigh
- Place a nice amount of Crisco on everything the Marshmallow will touch: spatula, mixer bowl, dough hook, the bowl you will be melting it in, everything!
- Don’t use all four cups of powdered sugar at the same time, pour a little bit at a time, mix, and see if you need any more.
- If you are using a stand mixer you’ll need a dough hook
- 16oz bag of mini Marshmallows
- Crisco Shortening
- Powdered Sugar
- Coat microwaveable dish with Crisco
- Place 1 cup of powdered sugar in the stand mixer bowl
- Place Marshmallows in a bowl and melt in the microwave at 15 second intervals stopping to stir (if you want to add food coloring, do it now!)
- Transfer melted Marshmallows into stand mixer and mix on low, adding powdered sugar as needed
- Once fondant is no longer sticky, uses your hands to knead it into a ball
- Cover in plastic wrap and place in airtight container
When you are finally ready to roll out your fondant, place some powdered sugar on a clean surface and roll away!
If your fondant is too hard, try heating it up in the microwave. Be careful when you take it out and start to knead, it’ll be hot!
Once fondant is ready to be placed on the cake, gently fold it over your rolling pin and transfer it to your cake.
Smooth out the top of the cake first and then work around the cake by gently tugging away from the cake, and then down.
Once you have made it all around the cake, trim away all the excess, and you’re all done!
This was my first ever Marshmallow Fondant cake. I made it for out two year anniversary! It has a few bubbles and that it totally okay because it was my first. So don’t sweat it, eventually you’ll get the hang of it (hopefully I will too hahaha)!
To take a look at my second fondant cake, just click here.