Thursday, June 16, 2011

100 Marshmallow Fondant

If you couldn't tell from past posts, I like food and I like to make food. To celebrate 100 followers, my 100 items is marshmallows! Have you ever seen those beautifully iced cakes that look like they're not even cakes? Fondant makes the cake look so good. I found an easy and kind of tasty way to make fondant using marshmallows, powder sugar, water, and some good ol' shortening.

My mom and I found this website with the recipe a couple years ago and have loved experimenting with it. Click here for the link and recipe.

The website explains it better than I can so I'll let you readers explore the making. Now for dying the fondant, that's where the fun comes in. My mom and I had to experiment with how to do this without dying our hands. We found that if you take a baggy and put a section of the fondant in the baggy along with some food coloring (look on the packaging to see how to get a certain shade.) Knead the fondant in the baggy until the color is even. The fondant should absorb the food color and it shouldn't spread to your hands once you take the fondant out of the baggy. Roll it out, cut it out, twist it, do whatever you want to create your very own fancy cake.  First, ice the cake (also known as dirty icing) then put the fondant over it. You can use water to attach stripes, shapes, or whatever you want.

This is the cake Jordan and I made for Rebecca's 2nd birthday. Instead of frosting we used apricot jam on butter pecan cake. Super delicious!

Ok...so I didn't count the marshmallows but we can just say we did ;)

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Just Jaime is guest posting at Chica es Aristica today

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She is sharing this $2 Wreath. Go take a look =)

10 comments :

Tracy said...

Oh this not only looks pretty, it also looks delish.
Awww what a little cutie Rebecca is :)

Jordan McCollum said...

Good times! And that cake was so good, too. Man!

A side note: 100 marshmallows = about 2 cups.

Just Jaime said...

Sounds so much tastier than regular fondant.

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

I like food too ;) AND this sounds SO good!!

THANK YOU so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Sunday!! We appreciate it!! Hope to see your fabulous ideas again!! Have a great day!

Kristine
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Amanda-The Sweet Details said...

Oh this looks great, thanks for sharing it at Savory Sunday!!

I've made this before, it's fun, and really messy!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

I was just asking my friend, Natalie, how to make fondant yesterday!! I also love the flower wreath!! Thanks for linking! :)

Six said...

That is so awesome! Fondant intimidates me but this looks doable! We found your blog through a linky party and are your newest followers. We would love for you to follow us, too! We have an awesome giveaway going on right now. Come check us out!

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Ashley said...

how awesome is this!!! i love it:)


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Lori@KitchenFunk said...

I love marshmallow fondant - and its the only kind I can eat since I'm allergic to the almond paste in bakery fondant!! Plus, who can resist marshmallows?? Cute decorations :)

Jami said...

What a great use of marshmallows! Your cake sounds yummy! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami

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