Making your own fondant is THE way to go. The stuff you buy in a box at the store is gross, stiff, and EXPENSIVE. I won’t lie.. it’s a little messy and may require a little patience, but again, worth it. My sister and I made these teacup birthday cakes for my niece’s birthday. She had an “Alice in Wonderland” theme. We made the teacups by baking the cake batter in glass mixing bowls. They turned out so cute! The candle you see on it is one of the coolest birthday candles I have ever seen.. when you light the top wick, it spins open, lights all the birthday candles and continues to spin and play a song. Ok, on to the fondant recipe…
How to Make Fondant…
- 16 oz. mini marshmallows
- 32 oz. powdered sugar
- 4 Tbsp. water
- 1 tsp. shortening
- Put marshmallows, water, and shortening in a glass microwavable bowl. Cook for 20 seconds, then stir. Repeat 4 times. Pour into a mixer and mix well (I used the dough hook attachment). Add in powdered sugar a cup at a time. Mix until the shine is completely gone. The final result should not be sticky to the touch. When the fondant becomes too stiff to mix in the mixer, pull the fondant out and knead, adding more sugar if needed (you may not need to use all the sugar.. just keep adding until it becomes the consistency you like). Knead in food coloring to color.
- **NOTE: When working with fondant, keep all surfaces and hands lightly covered in shortening. If the fondant starts sticking to the surface you are working on, coat surface with more shortening. When working with fondant I am constantly dipping my hands in the shortening can. Don't use too much though.. just enough so the fondant doesn't stick.
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