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    Posted: 13 October 2010 at 13:43

Marshmallow Fondant  

 
By Kiele Briscoe 
From www.allrecipes.com

Cook Time: 1 Minute
Ready In: 8 Hours 30 Minutes

"Made with mini marshmallows, this tasty rolled fondant is easier than a traditional boiled fondant."

Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter
1 (16 ounce) package miniature
marshmallows 4 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 pounds confectioners' sugar, divided

Directions:

1. Place the butter in a shallow bowl, and set aside.

2. Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on High for 30 seconds to 1 minute to start melting the marshmallows. Carefully stir the water and vanilla extract into the hot marshmallows, and stir until the mixture is smooth. Slowly beat in the confectioners' sugar, a cup at a time, until you have a sticky dough. Reserve 1 cup of powdered sugar for kneading. The dough will be very stiff.

3. Rub your hands thoroughly with butter, and begin kneading the sticky dough. As you knead, the dough will become workable and pliable. Turn the dough out onto a working surface dusted with confectioners' sugar and continue kneading until the fondant is smooth and no longer sticky to the touch, 5 to 10 minutes.

4. Form the fondant into a ball, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. To use, allow the fondant to come to room temperature, and roll it out onto a flat surface dusted with confectioners' sugar.
 
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i came across a few suggestions from reading up on this:
 
some folks say that crisco works better than butter, i am guessing for texture reasons (and maybe colour, if they want pure white for something?)
 
some also say that marshmallow cream woks better than futzing around with the regular marshmallows.
 
also, when you use fondant on a cake etc., you want to have a light, thin layer of frosting underneath for the fondant to stick to.
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here are a few examples of cakes my wife has done with this easy-to-make fondant. nothing fancy, but each time she does one, she's getting better.
 
here in the background of our house enchiladas, you can see my 40th birthday cake:
 
 
and here is one that she made for the 20th birthday of a family friend:
 
 
 
happy birthday, reece!
 
 
and here's the one that she did for our #4 son roger's 9th birthday:
 
 
 
 
i'll post more as she makes them.....
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