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Friday, January 22, 2010

Marshmallow Fondant

Last night, Emily and I made our very first batch of marshmallow fondant. We're working on a birthday cake for tomorrow, and decided to give it a try. It was so easy to make, and it colors so well. For those that work with fondant on a regular basis, you know how important it is for a fondant to color well. It also tastes so good.

Here's the recipe that we used. I pulled this off of Cake Central so I'm in no way taking credit for this recipe.

Crisco for coating bowl
16 oz mini marshmallows
1 tsp clear vanilla
1 tsp butter flavoring
2 Tbsp water
2lb bag powdered sugar

1. Grease inside of microwave safe bowl with Crisco
2. Put marshmallows, flavorings, and water into the bowl
3. Microwave on High for 60 seconds. If not completely melted, stir and microwave at 30 sec intervals.
4. Put powdered sugar into large mixer bowl. (fit stand mixer with dough hook)
5. Mix until well incorporated.
6. Prepare work surface with sifted powdered sugar.
7. Turn fondant out onto work surface. Knead fondant into a loaf. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap for at least 1 hour before using.
8. To store fondant: Wrap in plastic wrap, and then put into resealable plastic bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible. Fondant will keep in the fridge for weeks.

If you try this recipe out, let me know how you like it.

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