Friday, January 20, 2012

Homemade fondant

What can be better than homemade fondant. Just 3 ingredients and will a little hand/arm work out, you will have lovely and yummy fondant to decorate your beautiful cake in no time. Let's do it! :)

  • 1 (big size) bag  Marshmallows (or mini)
  • 1 (1 kilogram) bag Icing sugar
  • Crisco shortenning (to knead the fondant)
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  1. In a medium size bowl, microwave-safe, put in -- marshmallows + 2 tbsp water --
  2. Heat in microwave for about 30 seconds, take it out to stir, repeat (microwave - stir) until all marshmallow are melted.
  3. Stir in -- 3/4 of icing sugar -- into melted marshmallows. Mix together until combined, briefly.
  4. Sprinkle icing sugar over working surface. Dump the dough on top. Very well grease your hand all over with -- shortening -- then begin to knead. Add in icing sugar until desire consistency. Add in -- gel color -- if using.
  5. Covered with cling film then let it rest for an hour or over night at room temperature before using. Or you can, as well, use it right away :) 
  • Add a teaspoon of water, at a time, if the dough become to dry. 
  • Well grease shortening on hand while knead, as often as need. As soon as hand get sticky!
  • Use only gel food coloring and not the liquid food coloring to mix in the fondant.
*Covered with cling film, in the zip lock bag, in the fridge, good for several months! Just take it out an hour or 2 from the fridge before need :)



  1. very useful post... any idea what is the weight for the marshmallows? The bag sizes differ here. And also Im thinking of making homemade marshmallows for the fondant..

  2. Hi sarah,

    The weight of my marshmallow bag is 500 g. While adding icing sugar, you can just add half (or 3/4) of it first then add more as need until have a smooth, not sticky when touch. Try not to dump it all in one times as it might be too much icing (cause fondant texture too dry) and it won't be easy to knead.

    Good luck with that and please let me know how it's go :) Have fun!

  3. Can't wait to try this after seeing the beautiful cakes you have created. Although my cake will not turn out half as nice, lol!

    1. Who knows!!!!! May be even prettier!!! ^_^ Please don't forget to share your cake when you will make one. I am sure it will look really nice! ^_^


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