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T's Marshmallow fondant

I found this recipe on another site, and it is the easiest most simple recipe I've ever found.

T's Marshmallow fondant


  • 1/4 cup or less of crisco 16 oz mini marshmallows (Kraft) 1 tsp clear vanilla 1 tsp butter flavor (extract) 2 tbsp water 2lb bag of powdered sugar (sifted)


  1. 1. Grease inside of microwafeable safe bowl with Crisco.
  2. 2. Put marshmallows, flavorings, and water into bowl.
  3. 3. Microwave on high for 60 seconds. If not completely melted, stir and microwave at 30 sec intervals.
  4. 4. Put powdered sugar into large mixer bowl. (Fit stand mixer with dough hook) I use a wooden spoon. I don't like how my kitchen aide mixer does.
  5. 5. Mix until well incorporated.
  6. 6. Prepare work surface with sifted powdered sugar.
  7. 7. Turn fondant out onto work surface. Knead fondant into loaf. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap for at least 1 hour before using.
  8. 8. To store fondant: Wrap in plastic wrap, and then put into resealable plastic bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible. Fondant will keep very well in fridge for weeks.
  9. I just covered my first cake with my marshmallow fondant, for a woman who has had fondant covered cakes before. And she just called me and told me how WONDERFUL my fondant was. She said it was the BEST she has ever eaten. And she will definitely be ordering from me again and again. I hope everyone loves it as much as I have. it works very very well for fondant figures as well. TFL!

Comments (34)

How would you color the fondant?
I LOOOVE this recipe!! I hated fondant before the day I found this. Thank thank thank you!! P.S. I color the marshmellows after they are melted, and then add the powdered sugar. :)
how much fondant does this receipe make? is there a special receipe for using the topsy turvey cake pan. I need suggestions for a sweet 16 mad hatter's topsy turvey cake that i can make by friday sept 18th! HELP! Kathy
I just literally got done making this version of the fondant for my son's first birthday cakes. It is so yummy and so easy to make. My batch is currently in the fridge resting, then I'm going to test a few pieces of it - coloring it and making sure i can mold it. Thanks so much for this version!
could you use the the marshmallows in the jar for this recipe?
Do the Fat Free marshmallows work for this recipe?
Just got done throwing out my rolled buttercream after once again it failing. Decided to try this recipe. We were amazed at how easy it comes together and how quickly!!!! And it tastes pretty good too. Just getting ready to roll it out and put it on...fingers crossed
I did this recipe about 2 weeks ago and It turned out great!!! I had tried other mmf recipes but the fondant kept coming out lumpy, on the other hand this was perfect and super easy. I will be doing it again hopefully it will come out just as perfect. Thanks so much for your version of MMF, by the way I used walmart brand marshmallow and it worked just aswell.
Used this for my very first cake and I must say it was amazing. I've heard that fondant can be a pain but I didn't really have any problems and everyone loved it. Thanks for such a great recipe!! :)
how much does it make how big of a cake will it cover? thank u
this sounds like the perfect ft for my littleone's 2 & 4th birthday backyardigans cake/ I've been wading thru tons of sites & this by far seems the easiest...wish me luck!
Does this fondant work well for shaping? I am making a castle cake and I need to shape some column and cone shaped pieces.
This was my first try with fondant and I LOVE it! This was so quick to make up and easy to use! I made pumpkin cupcakes covered with fondant to look like pumpkins and the kids took right over, doing everything from rolling the fondant to adding the stems, vines and leaves. The taste was great! I say "was" because the kids stole the leftover fondant and I'm not sure if there's any left..... Question: my butter flavoring turned the fondant a pale yellow color. It worked okay because I colored it orange and green anyways, but do you know if there is a clear butter flavoring? What do you do if you need pure white fondant? Just leave the butter flavoring out?
I see that this has been asked a couple of times, but I couldn't find an answer. What size cake does this recipe cover?
how can i make this fondant stay white -leave out the butter flavour ?
I use this same recipie. The only thing is you DO NOT want to refridgerate! It adds moisture you do not want. Store at room temp. in an air tight container. It will keep for a couple months. To get it white use a colorless butter flavoring and colorless vanilla. It cost a little more but worth it for the light colors. This recipie will cover a two tier cake (10 in and 8in).
This sounds awesome! i'll give it a try.
Great recipe. Easy to make and use and tastes great!
Yummo - made this recipe using clear butter flavor. Came out very white and so easy to make. Wish I had tried fondant before. Thanks T
Just made the mmf fondant. How easy is easy? Love this recipe. Wll be using it over and over again. Going to do cookies instead of a cake. Vicki0052
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