Originally Posted by JoAnna531
Thank you for the great advice. I am not sure how to message you but do you think I could get your recipes for the marshmallow fondants that you use.
This is the one I'm using for decorations:
21 oz mini white marshmallows (2-10.5 oz bags)
1/2 c butter
2 lbs confectioner's sugar
1-3 tablespoons water
Place the butter and marshmallows in a lg microwave safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and cook for 30 seconds. Remove and stir thoroughly. Repeat these two steps until everything is completely melted and well mixed.
Leave the marshmallow mixture in its bowl and pour half of the sugar on top. Mix the powdered sugar into the mixture.
Generously dust the counter top with confectioner's sugar. Pour the fondant mixture in the middle. Coat your hands in confectioner's sugar and sprinkle more on top of the mixture. Using your hands, this is going to be very sticky, begin kneading the mixture and sugar together, generously adding the other half of the sugar to the mixture, as it is needed.
Continue kneading the dough until it is smooth and firm, adding more sugar tot the counter top and hands as needed. If the dough becomes to dry and tears easily, add a little water to soften it, being very careful to not add too much.
Lightly dust the fondant with confectioner's sugar and place it in a large zippered bag, squeezing out as much air as possible before sealing. Let it rest at room temperature at least overnight before using. You can use it right away on small projects, like covering cupcakes, but it will be too soft to do anything larger or to sculpt with.
I used this recipe to make the blue roses on this wedding cake:
PS. I actually used the recipe I posted for covering cakes when I made the dogwood flowers for my cheesecake wedding cake. I just let them dry longer.
Edited by PeasNTatersMom - 9/30/13 at 11:46am