I just started making my own marshmallow fondant using one of the recipes I found on CC While buying mini-marshmallows I saw the multicolored minis and thought that would create a tan base color for my darker browns and blacks. Well it worked! It made almost a light flesh color, very exciting. So then I took it a step further and separated the mini-marshmallows into pink and orange, and yellow and green. I got a great pink fondant which is a great base to create true reds, and the yellow and green marshmallows made a nice light green fondant. The light green fondant will be a great starting point for those brighter teals and darker green colors. I hope this helps someone else, I’ve very excited about it, I’m sure it’s written somewhere on this site(since so far I have found everything I could ever need here) but anyhow, sorry if I stepped on anyones toes for discovering this after them, but it’s all good, and fun! Have a great day and message me if you have any questions.
I used Walmart store brand multi-colored mini-marshmallows. I say the flavor on all 3 colors is about the same, slightly fruity. I asked my family to test the flavor and tell me what they thought it tasted like; I had someone else say it tastes kinda like Juicy Fruit gum, and someone else said Fruit Loops. I suggest making a small batch and judging for yourself. I must say I think it’s very tasty
Last night I made a batch with strawberry heart marshmallows(available mainly during Valentine’s day so stock up), and it came out excellent. The flavor was great and it had a beautiful light pink color.
- Marshmallow Fondant
- 4c. mini-marshmallows
- 4c. powdered sugar
- 2-4T water
Microwave the mini-marshmallows with 2T water 30 seconds at a time till melted.
Add 3c. powdered sugar to melted marshmallows stir in
Add last cup of sugar, stir and then turn out onto a crisco greased surface, make sure your hands are well greased too and knead until it is smooth and shiney.
If it gets sticky grease your hands again and keep kneading, if it seems too dry or hard add another tablespoon of water.
With this recipe I have cut it in half for smaller batches, and have multiplied it, it seems to work great and looks good on a cake. Check out my pics and you’ll get a chance to see, I’m new at this and have recently discovered fondant and it’s wonderfulness