This is a recipe for Marshmallow Fondant. It is the latest and best fondant you can work with, you can find it in Sam and Michael's new cake video book, "Cake Decorating Made Easy!" Volume 2. You will find it available here:
This is an easy and delicious recipe and is some of the best performing icing you can use when it come to fondant.
- 16 ounces of white mini marshmallows
- 2 to 5 Tablespoons of water
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 2 pounds of icing sugar
- 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening
This first stage can get very hot, please use caution!
You will first grease the inside of a microwavable glass bowl.
Add your marshmallows, water and vanilla and microwave them for approximately 30 seconds on a high setting.
Stir and then microwave on a high setting at ten second intervals until the marshmallows are melted completely.
Pour your marshmallow mixture into a standing mixer bowl and then add the powdered sugar. Using the dough hook you will knead the mixture on low speed until it is well mixed.
Generously grease your hands, palms, the backs of your hands and in between your fingers and then turn the dough out onto your powdered sugar work surface.
Begin kneading the dough as you would with bread dough. Keep kneading. The dough will be sticky at this stage. Add powdered sugar, as you need it until the dough is no longer sticky.
Add approximately 1/2 tablespoon of water at a time if the mix is easily tearing. In order to get a firm smooth elastic ball that stretches without tearing you will knead it for approximately eight minutes.
If it seems stiff, you can microwave the fondant on high for about six to eight seconds to soften it.
You can store your unused fondant portions with plastic wrap. It will keep for several weeks by wrapping it properly and then storing it in the refrigerator.
To make Chocolate MM Fondant, you will add:
- 1 ounce bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, melted
- 1 Tablespoon cocoa
Stir the melted chocolate into your melted marshmallows.
Combine and sift the cocoa powder with one cup of powdered sugar before you add it into the other powdered sugar.
Mix and knead according to the recipe.
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