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Buttercream Flavored Marshmallow Fondant

I was playing around with MMF and decided to try to make it taste like buttercream. From what everyone says I nailed it. I have turned naysayers who dislike fondant into fondant lovers. With a few little modifications the flavored can be changed.


  • ¼ Cup Crisco, used for kneading the dough 2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter, used to grease the bowl for melted marshmallows 8 Cups Mini Marshmallows, very loosely packed 2½ Tsp Clear Vanilla Extract 2½ Tsp Clear Butter Flavored Extract ½ Tsp Salt 3 Tbsp Water 1 Tbsp. Corn Syrup, helps with pliability 2 Lbs Powdered Sugar 2 Tbsp. Dream Whip


Grease the inside of a large microwavable bowl with butter. Put marshmallows, vanilla, butter flavor and water in bowl. Microwave on high for 60 seconds. If marshmallows are completely melted your ready, if not stir and return to microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted. Add in corn syrup. Fit mixer with the dough hook and pour in powdered sugar, dream whip and salt, mix well. Carefully add in the liquefied marshmallow mixture to powdered sugar mixture. Mix at low speed until incorporated. Turn mixer up to low/medium speed to knead until majority of sugar is blended in. **There may be a little that will not mix in-thats ok. You can hand knead that in, if the dough is to soft.** Turn fondant onto a flat surface that has been lightly dusted with powdered sugar. Knead fondant until smooth and pliable. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap than a ziplock bag. Let dough rest for at least an hour until it has cooled. If fondant has become to stiff to work with place in microwave for 10-15 seconds than rub your hands with shortening and knead until pliable again. Fondant can be made up to 2 weeks in advance as long as it is wrapped and sealed up tightly. **to change flavors try different extracts** Coconut MMF- change- 2 tsp. vanilla extract, 2 tsp. butter extract, 2 tsp coconut extract, change 3 tbsp. water to 3 tbsp. coconut milk White chocolate MMF- 7 cups marshmallows and 4 oz. melted white chocolate, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp butter extract Chocolate MMF- 7 cups marshmallows and 1/2 cup melted baking chocolate, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp butter extract

Comments (148)

how much fondant does this recipe make? or what size cake can you cover? Thanks
Sounds pretty yummy. I'm gonna give it a try. Thanks for sharing!
i dont think i have heard of dream whip, where can i get it?
Dream whip is available in grocery stores in the baking aisle. I usually find it next to the gelatin and pudding mixes. This sounds like a great recipe, esp the coconut flavored. I might have to give that one a try on a bday cake for my lil brother.
has anyone tried this yet? It sounds yummy!
With this recipe I can cover a 10" cake and have enough left over for some decorations.
it sounds good to me i will have to try it sometime soon
when would u add color if you want colored fondant?
Do you keep in the fridge? and if you do, Do you put in the microwave to soften it? Thanks for sharing?
There's no need to refrigerate fondant, it won't go bad....if you need to soften it to work with it, 10 seconds in the microwave is fine...
whats the substitute for dream whip?i nid to try dis recipe to make the fondant taste yummy!!!thanks!!!!
Can't wait to try this too! I've used Dream Whip in my icing and it's wonderful, so surly it's got to be good for fondant too. Thank you so much for sharing this with us and even taking the time to give us other flavor ideas........Chocolate Fondant - OH BOY! Thanks so much!
can this recipe be cut in half easily?
I don't refrigerate my fondant unless I have left overs. I have cut the recipe in half on many occassions just because I did not need a full batch. You can leave out the dream whip if you can not find it, but I have found that it helps to lighten up the fondant so it does not taste as heavy.
i was unable to find dream whip what else can i use???
I tried this recipe one weeks ago, I found it to be great tasting and fantastic to work with. The one batch that the recipe yields, I covered 2-9"X 13" cakes that were bunted together to make a 70's shirt, with enough for the collar, sleeve, button strip and buttons.Thanks for sharing your recipe. I have now added this as my choice of fondant to use.
This sounds wonderful! Thanks for posting!
Thanks for this wonderful and yum, yum recipe. Althought I haven't try it, yet. I just read it. I'm sure it will be one of my favorites. Just by reading the ingredients I can tell, it will make a pliable, tasty, easy-to-work with, type of fondant. I will post another comments right after I do my first try, which will be next Saturday. Again, muchas gracias.
Just made some....YUM! This stuff is VERY yummy! Thanks again.
I love this recipe. It tastes great. Thanks for sharing.
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