Help Trying To Make Marshmellow Fondant

Decorating By jasso83 Updated 26 Feb 2014 , 6:35pm by craftybanana

jasso83 Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 10:48pm
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I tried to make it my self but it was just so sticky and I couldn't get it out to bowl and it keep sticking to my gloves what did I do wrong? or what is a better way to make it.

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pinkbutterfly Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 11:37pm
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AIf you spray your gloves with nonstick spray it will help some. You need to keep adding powdered sugar and mixing until it comes together. It is messy but it states better to most. Just keep at it. It will work. HTH

DeniseNH Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 12:49am
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Wipe your kitchen counter clean and disinfect it.  Then pour out a 2lb package of powdered sugar on the counter an put the sticky fondant in the center of it.  Keep kneading - incorporating more and more confectioners sugar until the stickiness is gone.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 4:12am
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What recipe are you using?

DeniseNH Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 12:38pm
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The one on the back of the Rice Krispie's box - just eliminate the butter or margarine.

jasso83 Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 6:48pm
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this is the one I tried its by Elizabeth labau on the website about candy ~~•8 ounces miniature marshmallows (4 cups not packed, or half of a 16-ounce bag) •1 pound powdered sugar (4 cups), plus extra for dusting •2 tbsp water •Food coloring or flavored extracts, optional.. also I did the counter top I think I what happen is I didn't add enough powdered sugar on the counter to keep from sticking

jasso83 Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 6:48pm
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ok I will have to give that one a try thanks

jasso83 Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 6:50pm
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I will have to try spraying my gloves next time... Thanks everyone for the tips

DeniseNH Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 6:58pm
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My recipe is one 2 pound. bag of powdered sugar (may need more or less depending on where you live.  One 16 oz. bag of Kraft Mini Marshmallows, one half cup of melted wedding white Merkings chocolate nibs, 1/4 tsp, cotton candy LorAnn flavoring oil, a splash of water................and if you want the fondant extra white, add some Wilton Whitener and the end of a toothpick full of violet gel food coloring - just the smallest amount will take the off white curse off of the fondant.  More than a whisp and you'll end up with gray fondant.  :-(

nikki1227 Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 8:50pm
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SHUT UP!! I have never thought of the violet in the fondant, great idea! Thanks for that tip!

DeniseNH Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 9:01pm
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I figured it works in buttercream icing, why not in fondant.  :-)

CraftyCassie Posted 22 Feb 2014 , 9:35pm
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ASearch this site for marshmallow fondant and you will get tons of results. Good luck. Love using it now that I've practiced some with it.

MBalaska Posted 22 Feb 2014 , 11:44pm
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It's easier to let the KA do the work for you.

jasso83 Posted 25 Feb 2014 , 9:33pm
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thanks everyone I will try to make another batch this weekend :)

craftybanana Posted 26 Feb 2014 , 2:12pm
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Originally Posted by MBalaska 

It's easier to let the KA do the work for you.

 

I love my KA! MBalska, would I just use the dough hook like when I use it to knead bread? I would like to try making some as well to go on top of cookies, since my RI flooding is super horrible right now.

craftybanana Posted 26 Feb 2014 , 6:35pm
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Edit: Nevermind MBalaska, I found the answer for using a dough hook! :)

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