Anyone who follows my blog knows by now that my girls LOVE baking. They watch all kinds of baking videos on YouTube with creative and complicated ideas. Many of them use fondant to decorate their cakes and cupcakes. Fondant is expensive to buy and not always gluten free, so we decided to experiment and try to make our own.
This recipe came from the Nerdy Nummies Cookbook, which I totally recommend buying. So many fun and delicious recipes in there to try!
1 bag mini marshmallows
3 Tablespoons water
6 cups powdered sugar
Food coloring gel
Place marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl and coat with the water. Melt marshmallows in the microwave and stir. Sift half of the powdered sugar and pour the melted marshmallows over top. Mix well, then add the rest of the powdered sugar. Use oil on your hands and knead the fondant, adding powdered sugar and your oiled hands until the fondant is the correct consistency (soft but mold-able and not sticky). Coat hands with shortening then add food coloring and knead until fully colored.
I have not perfected the consistency yet but this recipe certainly takes the place of store bought fondant. It's way cheaper and tastes delicious! It's very easy to work with. The girls and I had so much fun playing with it like play doh the first time we made it.
Our second attempt at homemade fondant was while we were making these Ninja Turtle Cupcakes.