I already had a spice cake made and sitting in the fridge so I decided to make my own marshmallow fondant to decorate it.
The recipe is easy, just a bag of marshmallows and confectioner sugar. Melt the marshmallows in the microwave and then add in a cup of sugar at a time, slowly adding more as you stir and fold together. Sounds easy right? Easy yes, simple and fast NO! The website I got the recipe from said to be patient it will take a while. I thought I was patient until I had to make the fondant. After 1 hour of folding, pulling, rolling, and adding sugar.....I was not so patient. I did however stick with it and finish the fondant and the cake. I dyed the fondant pink with gel food coloring. I made flowers and leaves too.
|The start of melted marshmallows and sugar|
|My work area|
Don't get me wrong this was a lot of fun and a cool learning experience for me. I will make fondant again!!!! By the way, the sugar goes EVERYWHERE!
I thought I took more pictures but I guess with the sugar going everywhere I did not.
Here is my cake!!!!!
And the critics review was ~
Nate ~ loved it, tasted great, needed more icing in between the layers
Joel ~ Loved it and ate two pieces.....but said it all tasted good but the pink stuff
Cori ~ loved it, ate a piece, left the pink stuff and put it in the trash without me seeing (yea right)
So my kids were not a fan of the fondant but the cake was pretty and tasted good ! That is success in my book. Now on to Nate's Birthday cake for Thursday.