Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Homemade Marshmallow Fondant



A couple of years ago, I had no idea what fondant tasted like. But I was very interested to work with it after watching several Food Network Challenge episodes. The first and only fondant I used was Wilton's store-bought fondant which we were asked to use at a class. Fondant is like play dough - pliable but edible. Fondant makes a cake look neat and lovely. Here's a picture of a cake I decorated with store-bought fondant (the bow is gum-paste) -



Now months later, I decided to try my hand at making fondant at home. I browsed the internet and found that marshmallow fondant was easy to make. All you need are the following ingredients-

8oz (4 cups) mini marshmallows
1 lb (a little more than 4 cups) powdered sugar
2 tbsp water

Yes that's all!! You need some crisco to grease your hands, but I didn't have any. So I thought of dusting my hands with powdered sugar, which I forgot to do. This is a very important step otherwise you will end up with a super duper mess. If that happens, just rub your hands with powdered sugar and you are good to go.

Method : (I referred this)
In a large microwave safe bowl, pour in the mini marshmallows and water. Microwave 1 minute on high. Remove and mix thoroughly, pressing the marshmallows, till you get a smooth paste. [If required, microwave for a few more seconds]. Pour powdered sugar. Mix, mix, mix.


Dust your palms with powdered sugar. Transfer the mixture to a clean cutting board and knead for a few minutes. Add a little more powdered sugar if required. Knead, knead, knead till you get smooth and pliable fondant.

If you'd like to colour your fondant, then dip a tooth pick in the colour, pull it across the required amount of fondant and knead again. You will see the colour in streaks. Knead well. Roll using a fondant roller or chapati roller.  Using cookie cutters or fondant cutters, cut into desired shapes.


Cover fondant with a plastic wrap and store in an airtight container. Whenever you want to use it, just microwave for a few seconds, knead well and roll. Cut into desired shapes and adorn these on your cakes or cupcakes!!

Comments:


11 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to make this at home but getting marshmellows at chennai is a hard task :(

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  2. Mmmmmm,interesting. Looks easy though,would love to try.

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  3. Very interesting and lovely post.
    Surely will try this one out for decorating cakes..:)
    Reva

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  4. This is a awesome recipe...YUMMY

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  5. Awesome !! I want to try this one !! Bookmarked !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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  6. Where in Chennai can I get marshmellows. Do you take baking and cake decorating classes in Chennai. Kindly let me know.

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  7. Don't know, I'm not from chennai. I used to buy them in a fast food joint called ice and spice in blore but that was just to eat.

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  8. first time here,lovely blog with more cake,cookies,etc,happy to follow u.

    babitha

    http://babiscooking.blogspot.in/

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