This weekend I have a cake to do for my cousin’s baby shower. Since I was making 3 batches of fondant I decided to share my recipe with my readers.
Years ago when I first tried using fondant I would buy it, which is very expensive and it doesn’t taste the best due to preservatives. I liked the way fondant looked and was able to make cake decorations I couldn’t with regular icing. So once I started making cakes more often, I did some research on how to make my own fondant. It wasn’t very hard and ended up costing me about 85-90 percent less than buying it! The best part is the difference in taste, homemade was by far much better tasting than store bought.
So here it is step by step with pictures…
1 bag mini marshmallows (mine was $1.00)
2 lb bag of powdered sugar (mine was $1.50)
1-2 Tablespoons water
First, put the mini marshmallows into a microwave safe glass bowl. Then pour the water over the marshmallows.
Now microwave for a minute.
Next, give it a stir.
It usually needs another 30 seconds to a minute more in the microwave to become totally smooth. I do it 30 seconds at a time to not over do it or your fondant will become too stiff.
Next you mix in the powdered sugar a little bit at a time. I always use a wooden spoon because it becomes so thick that it bends metal spoons.
Stir until it becomes a very thick dough like consistency. Everyone has a different opinion of how sticky or hard it should be. I’ve played around with it long enough I know what I like. It doesn’t quite take the entire bag of powdered sugar for mine.
When I color it I use a gel food coloring you can get in craft stores in the decorating section.
I knead it into the fondant with gloves on or it dyes your hands. I knead it like I would dough until colored all the way through.
Well that’s it! This amount of fondant premade from the store cost me $20.00 and to make costs me $2.50, and some elbow grease. I have been making my own for about 4 years now and won’t be stopping 🙂 Tomorrow I will post the cake and cupcakes I made for the baby shower.
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