Can I Make Marshmallow Fondant?
To make the Corn Cake Pops (see link), I needed green fondant for the corn husk
. You can buy fondant which is what most people do, but I wanted to make them that day & I didn't have it, so I wanted to see if I could make it. On Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking website, I found out that it turns out you can make marshmallow fondant with only 3 ingredients: marshmallows, powdered sugar and a tiny bit of water! You can also make traditional rolled fondant, but it takes more ingredients that I didn't have.
But I still have marshmallows left from my different cooking art projects: Marshmallow Christmas Trees, Marshmallow Pretzel Wreath, Marshmallow Pretzel Menorah. See links:
On the website, she is making a big batch, I was only making a few green "leaves" for corn husks, so I made a smaller amount -- just starting with a handful of marshmallows (not a whole bag).
For a big batch, the ingredients are:
- 1 Bag (10oz /280g) mini marshmallows (good brand)
- 2-3 tablespoons water
- 4 cups (453g/1lb) powdered sugar
- Flavorless oil (little for hands while kneading)
I didn't really measure how much powdered sugar or marshmallows I used.
I started with a handful of marshmallows and I put in like 1 or 2 teaspoons of water and microwaved it for 30 seconds (at full power).
Then I added in powdered sugar and mixed it in.
I also added in green food coloring. It is a lot more powdered sugar than you think will be needed for the amount of marshmallows you use -- if you don't measure like me. :) So I kept adding some in until it became solid.
Once it's solid, you can roll it out and shape it. If It's a little sugary as in the picture on the left, that's fine. When you knead it and roll it, it will come together. You can add a tiny bit of water if it's too stiff to soften it. A very small amount, 1 teaspoon of water at a time.
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! The little "leaves" or corn husks were some of the best part of the corn cake pops. :) It had the texture of the fondant I've seen and it was really easy to make. It takes 2 minutes!
If you are using fondant for a whole cake or on big cakes like on the Food Network, you probably want to buy it. But if you are using a smaller amount or just feel like making your own, I would suggest doing this. It's so easy!
It was really good that I learned how to make marshmallow fondant because I have used it in several different cooking/art projects since learning about it including Alien in a Spaceship/UFO cupcake (link) for Jan. 2 Science Fiction Day. :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!