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Marshmallow Fondant / Homemade

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Marshmallow Fondant, great stuff.

How awesome it is that you can actually make your own fondant at home.  Marshmallow fondant. I had tried to make it about 10 years ago since the price for the ready to use fondant was not accessible at all and there were not many different brands to choose from.

The first time was a not a complete disaster but I was not happy with the results. I guess it also had to do with the reason that I was not very knowledgeable about using fondant.

The second round of times I decided to make fondant was when I was taking a course of cake decorating and one of the cakes used marshmallow fondant. The course was given by Jessica Harris and on that course, she showed how to make the marshmallow fondant. This time I was so happy with the results. 

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A couple of years back one of my mentors,  Kara made an exquisite blueberry marshmallow fondant. It still is a hit on the cake community. ‘Till this day I have not tried her recipe but I am certain it is so good.



 

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Budget Friendly

As a good working mother, I like easy to make recipes and more if they are budget friendly. And that is what I found with this recipe.

I am a fan of SatinIce fondant and I am the first one to recommend it because of its stability and ease to work with. But, where I live the price for a 20 lb bucket can get expensive if you are not selling the cakes you make. So the best option for me is the marshmallow fondant.

Another thing I do like about it is that you can customize the flavor of fondant.

One of the thinks Liz Merek ( LMF) did was to combine the marshmallow fondant with the Wilton brand fondant and it does work beautifully. This would work perfectly for those occasions when you need a super red fondant or some more practice with it.

 

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Behind The Cake- Marshmallow fondant recipe / How to make marshmallow fondant.

Flavor

So many things to make with this homemade marshmallow fondant and with creative flavors to surprise anyone.

Now the way to change the flavor is by using: freeze-dried fruits, powdered spices, powdered flavors, extracts etc.  

Cons:

  • Color will fade away after some time.
  • Since It contains no preservatives or stabilizers, the shelf life is shorter.
  • It can not be rolled very thinly.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive to make
  • Fairly easy to work with
  • Combined with a ready to use fondant makes it even better.
  • Customizable.
  • You know the kind of ingredients you are using.
  • Can be made Vegan ( use vegan marshmallows)

Fondant is applied over SMBC (Swiss Meringue Buttercream ) or Ganache  so that extra icing complements the awesome flavor of the marshmallows.

Ready to make marshmallows fondant at home and make incredible cakes with it?

Here is the video on How I made it, and down below you can find the recipe.

 

 

 

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Marshmallow Fondant
This recipe makes the perfect marshmallow fondant to cover your cakes. The taste is incredibly good.
Behind The Cake- Marshmallow fondant recipe / How to make marshmallow fondant.
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine Cake, Frosting
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 20 min
Servings
lb
Ingredients
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine Cake, Frosting
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 20 min
Servings
lb
Ingredients
Behind The Cake- Marshmallow fondant recipe / How to make marshmallow fondant.
Instructions
  1. Cover a microwaveable bowl and silicone spatula with shortening.
  2. Put the marshmallows and water in the bowl and microwave them for 1 minute.
  3. Let them rest for 30 seconds and mix them with the spatula.
  4. Microwave for 30 seconds, let them rest for 30 seconds and mix with the spatula. Repeat one or two more times until melted completely.
  5. If adding color, mix it to the light corn syrup. Add the light corn syrup to the marshmallow mix and combine.
  6. Add half the sugar to the marshmallow bowl and mix together.
  7. Grease a surface and your hands with the shortening. Transfer the marshmallow mix to the work surface to add more sugar and knead.
  8. Continue kneading, adding sugar until you r fingers do not stick to the fondant and you can form a ball with it.
  9. Coat the fondant with shortening, cover it with plastic air tight and let rest for an hour before use.
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