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Simple Marshmallow Fondant Recipe


Simple Marshmallow Fondant Recipe

Simple Marshmallow Fondant Recipe

Experience the delight of creating your own delectable marshmallow fondant with this straightforward recipe. With a mere four ingredients, it’s both budget-friendly and effortlessly prepared, making it ideal for all your imaginative cake decorating endeavors. And the best part? It’s absolutely scrumptious!


To Make Perfect  Marshmallow Fondant you will need :

  • 1 package of mini marshmallows (16 ounces or approximately 8 ½ cups)
  • 2-5 tablespoons of water
  • 8 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable shortening

Simple Marshmallow Fondant Directions:

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the marshmallows and 2 tablespoons of water.

Microwave the mixture on high for 30 seconds, then stir until thoroughly combined. Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals until the marshmallows have melted completely and the mixture is smooth.

Place around 5 cups of powdered sugar on top of the melted marshmallow mixture and gently fold it in.

Generously grease your hands and the counter with shortening. Transfer the marshmallow mixture to the counter and knead it, just like you would knead dough.

Gradually add more confectioners’ sugar as needed and remember to re-grease your hands and the counter whenever necessary.

If the marshmallow fondant becomes too dry and starts tearing easily, it requires more moisture. Add water gradually, about ½ tablespoon at a time, and continue kneading until the fondant forms a firm, smooth, elastic ball that stretches without tearing.

Additional Information:

Yield: This Simple Marshmallow Fondant Recipe produces approximately 3 pounds (48 oz) of fondant. To determine how much fondant you need to cover your cake, refer to the helpful conversion chart provided.

Marshmallow Fondant Coloring Instructions: 

For your desired amount of fondant, add a small amount of icing color. Using your hands (it’s recommended to wear plastic gloves), knead the fondant until the color is evenly distributed. Add more coloring as necessary to achieve the desired hue.

Marshmallow Fondant Storage: 

Apply a thin layer of shortening to coat the fondant, tightly wrap it with plastic wrap, and place it in a resealable bag while squeezing out all the air. Stored in the refrigerator, it will remain fresh for up to 2 months.

Variations of Marshmallow Fondant :

Stovetop Method: If you prefer not to use a microwave, you can utilize a small saucepan over medium heat. Combine the water and marshmallows, stirring until melted. Remove from heat and mix in the powdered sugar.

Substituting Large Marshmallows: 

Should you choose to substitute large marshmallows, replace them with a 16 oz. bag. Follow the directions precisely, adjusting the amount of water and/or powdered sugar in step 6 until you achieve the desired consistency of a smooth dough.

Using a Stand Mixer: 

If you prefer not to knead the dough by hand, a stand mixer with a dough hook can be employed. Remember to grease both the bowl and the hook with shortening beforehand. Dust the bowl gently with powdered sugar. Gradually add marshmallows and the remaining powdered sugar (about ½ cup at a time), ensuring you mix well between each addition.

Now you can make Simple Marshmallow Fondant at home

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