Ingredients

How to make it

  • Melt marshmallows and 2 tablespoons of water in a microwave or double boiler: Put the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, open microwave and stir, back in microwave for 30 seconds more, open microwave and stir again, and continue doing this until melted. It usually takes about 2 ½ minutes total. Place 3/4 of the powdered sugar on the top of the melted marshmallow mix.
  • Now grease your hands GENEROUSLY - palms, backs and in between fingers, then heavily grease the counter you will be using and dump the bowl of marshmallow/sugar mixture in the middle. (By the way, this recipe is also good for your hands. When I’m done, they are baby soft.)
  • Start kneading like you would bread dough. You will immediately see why you have greased your hands. If you have children in the room they will either laugh at you or look at you with a questioning expression. You might even hear a muttered, “What are you doing?”
  • Keep kneading, this stuff is sticky at this stage! Add the rest of the powdered sugar and knead some more. Re-grease your hands and counter when the fondant is sticking. If the mix is tearing easily, it is to dry, so add water (about ½ tablespoon at a time then knead it in). It usually takes me about 8 minutes to get a firm smooth elastic ball so that it will stretch without tearing when you apply it to the cake.
  • Its best if you can let it sit, double wrapped, overnight (but you can use it right away if there are no tiny bits of dry powdered sugar). If you do see them, you will need to knead and maybe add a few more drops of water.
  • Prepare the fondant for storing by coating it with a good layer of Crisco shortening, wrap in a plastic- type wrap product and then put it in a re-sealable or Ziploc bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible.
  • MM Fondant will hold very well in the refrigerator for weeks. If I know that I have a cake to decorate, I usually make 2 batches on a free night during the week so it is ready when I need it. Take advantage of the fact that this fondant can be prepared well in advance.

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  • foodismyfriend 4 years ago
    I made this today for a cake for my grandmothers 82 birthday, and it was FABULOUS. Seriously the most fun and the most usable. THANK YOU! I'll post a photo of the cake.
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  • fondantfrenzy 4 years ago
    Nattiegirl, that is awesome..glad you enjoyed it!
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  • fondantfrenzy 4 years ago
    A double layer 9 or 10 inch cake.
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    nattiegirl05 ate it and said...
    I tried this and loved it. It was messy and a bit difficult, but it turned out wonderfully. The job is much easier when you have an assistant helping out. The fondant was easy to colour, flavour and work with. I loved it. Thanks so much.
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  • justasillynelly 5 years ago
    What size cake will this recipe cover thank you
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  • dobegirl69 5 years ago
    I was just looking to see if your recipe was different from mine. It is the same one! I love this fondant and it is so easy to make. I have used other brands of powder sugar and they all make a good fondant. Thanks for letting me look!
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  • fondantfrenzy 5 years ago
    Yes you can color it, not too much practice, the best decorations can be made out of cookie cutters. You should make a practice one first..to learn from your mistakes...
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  • cmon68 5 years ago
    I want to try this on a cake for xmas. does this take a lot of practice? can you color it? Are decorations made out of this as well?
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  • cherylannxo 6 years ago
    This sounds wonderful. You have my 5. have a good night...Cheryl
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  • precursor 6 years ago
    i made this and it tastes great! holy cow what a mess! i'll put the pic up on my page if you'd like to see!
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  • bakermel 6 years ago
    Sounds very good! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    cakelady ate it and said...
    Great fondant recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Sound and looks, great!
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    Thnaks I make a lot of cake fondant too!
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  • magali777 6 years ago
    mmmm, sounds good!
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