But, lets face it, people don't eat the fondant...they pick it off. The texture is weird and the flavor is terrible, not to mention that white puddy cost a pretty penny to buy and is a pain in the neck to make.
My solution, Marshmallows!
Marshmallow fondant has long been one of my "go-to's" for my cakes. From cake covering and design to figurines...it works just like actual fondant but tastes good and is super cheap and easy to make.
Who can say no to that...really!
Homemade Marshmallow Fondant
1 bag mini marshmallows
4 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp water
and a microwave
To Use /// Sprinkle powdered sugar on surface and have at it. This fondant can be rolled thin or used to make decorative items. Once made, you can leave objects out at room temp to (slightly) harden or place on the cake of your choosing. If you place it on your cake ahead of time, I suggest putting it in the fridge. Be advised that it will sweat a little when you pull it out of the fridge, but will dry off if given an hour or two.
Tip /// Have a seam you need to join or want some fondant to stick to some other fondant? Just get your fingers wet! A tiny bit of water goes a long way and the fondant is usually pretty forgiving!
It isn't exactly a recipe that would make it on one of our "Naturally Me" posts, seeing as how sugar and more sugar is the main ingredient, but it is a fabulous one to have on hand! After all, we don't eat cake every day.....or at least....I don't.