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Easy, Delicious, Homemade Fondant for Cake Decorating

 

Learning to make my own fondant was a game changer. Until then I had been buying it premade, which becomes very expensive and very aggravating when you’re in the middle of decorating a cake and realize that you don’t have enough of it.

I had no idea it was so easy and cheap to make. I do still buy black fondant. For me it’s just a pain (and a mess) to make, but for every other color fondant I make it myself.

 

All you need to make your fondant is 1 bag of mini marshmallows (I use jet puffed), a 1 pound bag of confectioners sugar, water, vanilla and Crisco.

 

Super simple.

 

*Note- this recipe is for a full batch and makes a lot of fondant. You can half this recipe if you need a smaller amount.

 

First, dump the entire bag of marshmallow into a bowl.

 

Next add 1/2 cup of water.

Now you want to start microwaving it 30 seconds at a time. Be sure to stir it well after each 30 seconds. It will go from this.

to this,

Then you’re ready to dump the 1 pound bag of confectioners sugar into the bowl of melted marshmallows.

Now you start stirring, and stirring, and stirring.

*Note- If you need just one color fondant, the best time to add the color is now. If you need several colors you’ll have to wait to add the color when the fondant has come together.

And when you’ve stirred all you can stir, it’s time to get your hands in it. And that’s when you’ll want to apply a very generous amount of Crisco to your hands, so you won’t end up a hot, sticky mess.

Rub it all over your hands (trust me all over), and then start kneading. When it starts to come together I usually half it and kneed it in halves. It’s pretty hard to kneed a whole batch at a time.

It will start to come together and look like this,

You should let it sit for at least a couple of hours before using. This just firms it up a little more and makes it easier to work with.

After you’ve let it sit out for a while it’s now time to give it some color and work your magic!

 

So there you go, easy, delicious, homemade fondant! Let me know if you have any questions!

Nicole

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When I saw this snowman cake on The Cake Blog, which is one of my favorite blogs for cake inspiration, I knew I had to attempt to make it. It was soooo cute and I knew the kids would love it. It was also a very appropriate time to make this snowman cake. It was made during a blizzard! That might not be anything special for you, but where I’m from in the south, we don’t have blizzards. Actually, I think the last time they had a blizzard here I was 4 years old and of course I don’t remember it. So yes, I was as giddy as a 4 year old while experiencing my first blizzard.

Anyway, moving on to the cake.

The cake was a strawberry cake with strawberry icing and coconut on the outside.

coconut cake

 

The eyes and nose are made out of fondant.

fondant

The scarf is just a piece of ribbon I had and the gloves were printed off the computer from a good search and glued on to skewers. It turned out super cute, the kids loved it, and it was a great way to celebrate my first blizzard! 😉

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