I'm a beginner in baking and last week I decided to make my own marshmallow fondant.
But I only had the flavored colored mini marshmallows (orange,strawberry,...) .. I stored my fondant in the fridge and after some days I took the fondant out, and I couldn't get the texture right, it was always breaking and falling apart.
Does this have to do with the type of marshmallows? or are it storing issues?
I read you can store it in the fridge, but I'm not sure.
I'm no expert myself but it sounds like it is too dry. Try adding some shortening or glycerine to it.
I added a good amount of shortening. And after a while I just gave up :-)
I will see what happens next time when I make fondant and will keep adding some shortening.
It's been my experience that fondant and refrigeration don't mix. It will be fine stored outside the fridge.
Jgifford, How long can I store my fondant when not in the fridge?
I exclusively use home made marshmallow fondant for my cakes. I don't typically store it in the fridge, but you can. In fact, you can even freeze it. Whether stored in the fridge or not, I typically rub it with shortening, cover the whole thing with saran wrap tightly, and then put it in a zip lock with the air squeezed out. Cold fondant will not come together well. If it is dry you can definitely make it better with shortening and/or glycerin. You can also microwave it for a few seconds. Just be careful, because it can get very hot and sticky. I usually start with 3-4 seconds for a good sized ball. Fondant will not go bad, but I do find it doesn't taste as good as time goes on. I usually try to use up what I've made within a week or two.
You may want to try this recipe next time. http://artisancakecompany.com/recipe/the-best-marshmallow-fondant-recipe-ever/ I've had much better results since I have been using it. I usually make it a couple of days to 1 wk before I need it. Any leftover I usually freeze. I have also refrigerated cakes covered in this fondant without any issues.