I love working with fondant. It adds such a clean and finished look that buttercream simply can’t achieve. I don’t care how many times you smooth your American buttercream with a Viva paper towel it will never be as pretty and smooth at fondant.
Many do not like the taste of fondant. I know that I am not particularly a fan of the fondant you buy craft stores. And I think people are a little freaked out by the texture of the fondant. It is technically an icing but it’s not like any icing we are typically used to. It’s chewy and sort of sweet depending on the fondant you use. Some are dryer than others, some have a buttery flavor where others have hardly any flavor. Homemade MMF allows you not only to save a bundle on purchasing fondant, but gives you the flexibility of flavoring your fondant to fit your needs. So let’s begin!
- 13.5 oz of miniature marshmallows
- 3 Tblsps of water
- 2 capfuls of almond extract or any other flavor you wish to use
- Almost 2 lbs of confectioners sugar
Melt the marshmallows and water in the microwave for about 1 minute 20 seconds, stir and add flavoring.
Pour 1 lb. of confectioners sugar into a well greased stand mixer bowl (grease with vegetable shortening).
Make a well in the powdered sugar and add the melted marshmallows.
Mix with the dough hook on low until combined adding additional confectioners sugar as needed until the ball pulls away from the sides and is no longer sticky or crumbly.
To Store: rub a light coating of vegetable shortening on the ball of fondant. Wrap tightly with multiple layers of plastic wrap and place in an air tight container. Will keep for about 3-6 months.