My Aunt Linda came to visit me after going to the Ices show
in Reno Nevada this year. Between her and my Grandma,
they have both been trying to get me interested in
applying my art skills to the craft of cake decorating.
After only 5 days of playing I AM HOOKED!
First, I am going to share the Marshmallow Fondant Recipe:
1 pkg. Marshmallows (I prefer mini)
1pkg. Powdered Sugar
Step 1: dump marshmallow in a glass bowl.
Step 2: Sprinkle 3 tbs. of cold water over marshmallows
Step3: place in microwave for 3o seconds then stir with
wooded spoon. Continue to repeat this step until marshmallows
Step 4: slowly add powdered sugar, stirring it in as you go.
When the mixture begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl,
and feels like it is ready to kneed place ball on plastic or
silicone matt continue to kneed in the rest of your powdered sugar:
See progression pictures below:
Now, spread Shortening over some plastic wrap and
wrap fondant in plastic wrap sealing out all air and
place in the fridge for 10-20 minutes to cool.
(fondant can stay this way in the fridge for a week or more!)
Marshmallow Fondant tastes just like marshmallows. It is
way better eats than traditional fondant and is quite easy
to work with and very forgiving.
Stay tuned for part 2 explaining how we made
the Jelly fish and the coral it sits on!