Tuesday, February 7, 2012

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant

Here is a little “How to” on how to make marshmallow fondant also known secondary name MMF or chocolate MMF. You can use it to cover cakes. If you want to make flowers and figurines you will just have to knead in some Gum Tragacanth or Tylo powder so they dry up hard.

  • Pour the entire bag of marshmallows into a microwave secure bowl.

  • Add in 3 tbsp water and pop into the microwave for 1 minute.

  • Transfer the bowl, and stir. Add more water if necessary and continue to microwave for 30 second intervals until the marshmallows are fully melted. This will take about 2 1/2 minutes total.

  • Added in 1 tsp almond express, and the required amount of food coloring to get the color that involved for the cake. ( If you don’t want to flavor it or color it, skip this step. )

  • Fold in 6 cups of the powdered sugar.

  • At this point you are going to want to generously grease your counter/workspace and hands.

  • Then sprinkle 1 cup of the staying powdered sugar over the greased area.

  • Turn out the marshmallow mix onto your prepared work surface.

  • Begin working your fondant. Grease/sugar your hands and surface to keep the fondant from sticking to anything.
Warning: this gets very messy!

  • If your fondant is cracking or strong easily, it is too dry and you need to add a small amount of water (about 1/2 tbsp at a time).

  • Continue to massage until the fondant is smooth and elastic. This took me about 12 minutes, but it could take anywhere from 8-15.


•1 – 16 oz package white mini marshmallows
•2-5 tbsp water
•8 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
•almond or vanilla extract (optional)
•food coloring (optional)
•1/2 cup vegetable shortening (for your hands and the counter)

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