Marshmallow Fondant & a 21st Birthday Cake
My friend violet called me with a quick birthday cake request over the Memorial Day weekend. As I see it, I was already going to spend the weekend baking what was one more cake? Her niece Autumn, was turning 21 and needed something girly to commemorate this special birthday. Autumn wanted a marble cake with white buttercream…simple and to the point.
I dressed the ¼ sheet cake with pink, green and gray accents, and of course a cosmopolitan martini. Up until recently I have been buying Wilton Fondant to decorate cakes with. This time around I used a homemade marshmallow fondant and love it! It’s quick and easy, plus has a much more palatable taste…give it a try!
- 1 bag of white marshmallows (8 oz)
- Water (2 tbsp)
- Icing sugar sifted (1 to 2 pounds)
- Heatproof bowl
- Food colors or cocoa powder
- Flavoring optional
1.) Heat marshmallows and water in microwave for 2 minutes.
2.) Remove and stir with Crisco greased spoon.
3.) Add desired color and or flavoring.
4.) Stir in sifted powdered sugar until it looks dough-like.
5.) Turn fondant out onto powder sugared work surface and knead until well mixed and not too sticky.
Note: Use this marshmallow fondant right away or rub with a bit of Crisco and store in air tight container.