Disaster Marshmellow Fondant

Decorating By BakingMum Updated 1 Jul 2013 , 11:35pm by savannahquinn

BakingMum Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 10:22pm
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AHi all. I tried to make marshmellow fondant last night. It was a disaster. I followed recipe, did as per instruction but my fondant turned out like a messy sticky pudding instead of like a dough. Help! Where did I go wrong? I used marshmellow, icing sugar, water.

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AndreasCakes Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 10:28pm
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Maybe you just didn't use enough powdered sugar?

It firms up with more sugar.

th97 Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 10:32pm
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Is it possible you didn't add enough icing sugar?  When I first made MMF I threw the whole batch out because it was a sticky mess, but next time I tried again and just kept adding more and more icing sugar until eventually it stops sticking (but is still pretty soft).  At this point I wrap it and leave for a couple of days and it comes out perfect.


I don't even measure out my icing sugar anymore I just keep adding more and more until it loses its stickyness and comes together.



DeniseNH Posted 30 Jun 2013 , 11:20pm
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Same here. Just keep adding more confectioners sugar. And when you say you added water, how much - all you need is a couple tablespoons full or a quick splash from the water faucet (very quick - on off). And your not adding jars of marshmallow correct, you're melting mini marshmallows? I find that in the winter when the air is dry I use a lot less powdered sugar than in the summer when there's so much moisture and humidity in the air. Another trick in dealing with sticky fondant - grease your fingers with Crisco. Makes the job so much more pleasant.

auntginn Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 1:23am
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Yep, Grease my bowl, add 1 bag of marshmallows, sprinkle water, nuk it and add about 1 - 1 1/2 pounds of ps.


Works like a charm every time.  no measuring.

DeniseNH Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 1:26am
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Oh and it has to be a 16 oz. bag of mini marshmallows not the 10.  

bct806 Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 1:45am
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The first time I made it I was freaking out about how it looked. Eventually it all comes together though! Just keep adding the ps in until you get the right consistency. I never measure it out.

BakingMum Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 4:16am
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AThank you all. I added more icing ( it's much more than the recipe says) it doesn't stick anymore but there's no elasticity to it anymore? I'm freaking out again

auntginn Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 5:08am
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Add some shortening to it.  Warm the fondant up just a little in the micro, and  knead it in.

whiteangel Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 6:28am
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I always add about a tablespoon of corn syrup.  It helps to keep it more elastic.

savannahquinn Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 11:35pm
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jessicakes blog has a recipe for marshmallow fondant that works really well.

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