Fondant always looks gorgeous on a cake but it’s not exactly a convenient thing to find. Plus, it’s pretty expensive and doesn’t taste good, blah! I found a recipe to create a really easy (and delicious) marshmellow fondant substitute and works great!
- Bag of mini marshmallows
- Bag of powdered sugar
- Large microwaveable bowl
- Rolling Pin
Pour the bag of marshmallows into the microwaveable bowl
Pour two tablespoons of water into the bowl and stick in the microwave for 45 seconds
Microwave again for another 30 seconds and start stirring, microwaving more until it’s creamy (above)
Now start pouring powered sugar into the bowl a few cups at a time. It will seem like a ridiculous amount but your goal is to turn this sticky mess into a powerdery dough. So. Keep. Adding. Sugar. While stirring.
Eventually your marshmellow dough will because this soft, beautiful fondant. Add a bit of oil on the table.
Then add more sugar to your rolling pin and start to roll it out. At this point you can make it into whatever you want. Cake toppers, shapes, or cover an entire cake with it! The world is your marshmellow fondant covered oyster.
I found these alphabet cookie cutters and made some cut out letters for some birthday cupcakes for my son.
Have fun with it! I stuck mine in the fridge after shaping them to harden them a bit.