I'm very new to cake decorating and have only done a few for my kids birthdays.Â I've always usedÂ a boxed fondant that I buy at the store but I keep hearing about a marshmallow fondant.Â Can anyone give me some good recipes to make at home?
Also I've heard of something called "sugar glue" to attach the fondant to the cake.Â Â I have no idea what this is.Â Is this better than buttercream icing?
I recently started using a new MMF recipe from Elizabeth Marek. Â You should be able to google it. Â Otherwise, MMF is simply a bag of marshmallows, melted with two tbsp water. Â Add some glycerin, vanilla and or butter flavoring and mix with up to 2 lbs of powdered sugar (until you get a ball of dough like consistency). Let it sit, wrapped in saran wrap (coated with shortening) over night and it's ready to use. Â Again, if you google just marshmallow fondant, you'll get lots of recipes you can follow.
As for the sugar glue, that is for attaching fondant to fondant (like attaching a circle shape to a fondant covered cake) or when making figures or other fondant/gumpaste decorations. Â You use the sugar glue to adhere pieces to each other (an arm to a body, etc). Sugar glue is not used to stick the fondant to the cake. You would still use buttercream or ganache for that.
Hope that helps! Â