Smooth Look On Cakes??? Please Help

Decorating By luciamatos Updated 12 Jan 2005 , 9:45pm by prettytoya

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luciamatos Posted 28 Dec 2004 , 1:08am
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Can anyone help me I have bride that would like the smooth look on her cake but does not like the taste of buttercream, nor fondant. How can i acheive with out using either of these? She says that she would like Italian Meringue or something of that consistency.

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Charmed Posted 6 Jan 2005 , 12:49am
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how about using marshmallow fondant it tastes great and easy to use.

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luciamatos Posted 6 Jan 2005 , 1:27am
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Marshmallow fondant never heard of it, got a recipe?

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prettytoya Posted 12 Jan 2005 , 9:45pm
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Sure! Here is the recipe! I've never tried it, so tell me how it tastes! Happy cake baking!

16 oz white marshmallows
2 tb water
2 lb icing sugar (approx. 8 cups confectioners' or powdered sugar)
Melt marshmallows and water in a double boiler or microwave. Heat until melted. Place half of the sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the middle. Pour melted marshmallow in and mix. Add remaining sugar and continue as for basic fondant.
One tip---grease your hands and the bowl.
Also, let this stuff rest overnight. It will be pretty stiff when you try to knead it again, but it can be microwaved for five to ten seconds (start off with 5) and it will soften right up and be perfect for rolling out and playing with.
Discard all the crusty residues. To use, if fondant is too hard, place about 30 sec. in microwave. Dust work table with cornstarch, and knead for a couple of minutes. Then roll as thin as you want with rolling pin dusted in cornstarch. To avoid it from stickin to your work surface, turn rolled dough frequently, and continue dusting with cornstarch until you have reached desired thinnes.
To color: Separate small amounts of fondant & color with paste food colours to the desired tone. Knead until colour is smooth and completely uniform.
This fondant does not set fast at all. When you have formed your flowers, set them on a curved surface so they don't loose their shape (hang them upside down) It will not be as perfect as Gum Paste, but it will work. Also, start making flowers at least two days in advance to allow them to set.
ADDITIONS: add 2oz melted vanilla candy melts.

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