Monday, March 8, 2010

Sweet Success

I scanned YouTube last evening for a better way to make homemade fondant. I found a wonderful recipe using marshmallows! Yes! To take the work out of using glucose, glycerine, and double boiling it all to make a homemade corn syrup is so up my alley for this week. Here is a picture demo. of what we did to make two batches of fondant. Coloring the fondant & baking the cookies will be either this afternoon or tomorrow...we'll see what Baby Nick allows us to do.

You'll need a large mixing bowl, a spatula, 1 bag marshmallows, 1/2 bag of powdered sugar, Crisco, plastic wrap, and a microwave oven.

Grease the bowl. You should also grease the tabletop where you will be working on kneading the fondant dough.

Put marshmallows in bowl & microwave at 20 second intervals until marshmallows are melted.

Pour out half the bag of powdered sugar onto the greased table.

Grease your hands well.

Pat down the sugar mound to make it flat.

Pour out the melted marshmallows onto the powdered sugar.

Knead the marshmallows & sugar to make a dough.

Keep kneading to use up all the sugar.

This is what your dough will look like after you use up all the sugar from the table.

Put a coating of grease around the dough ball.

Wrap your fondant in plastic cling wrap and store it in an airtight container until you're ready to use it.


  1. Grace, I'm curious about this recipe. Were you happy with how it turned out and what did you use it on?

  2. Hi, Margaret Mary....I did this such a long time ago. The kids and Paul liked it and it sure beat making fondant from glycerine. It's also WAY cheaper than fondant bought from a cake supply store. The only thing was that they kept saying it tasted like marshmallows no matter the flavorings I put with the mixture. If I remember correctly, I rubbed in butter flavor and vanilla, but that didn't seem to make a difference. Blessings, G

  3. I used it to make these cookies

    But, I know if you roll out the fondant into a huge circle, it should fit over a regular sized round cake. Good Luck!


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