Can you use marshmallow creme for this? I can't find marshmallow fluff in my area.
mpkegley, Marshmallow creme and fluff are the same thing. Fluff is just a name brand of marshmallow creme.
I just made this for the first time today. It took a while to make, and it made a sticky mess, but once it all came together it looks good. using some shortening on my hands definitely helped make a difference. I haven't covered my cake yet, I'm doing that tomorrow.
Ok, I made this recipe just like it says, and I had a terrible time today covering my cake. It was wayyyy too soft. I had to use generous amounts of vegetable shortening to keep it from sticking to my hands and to my silicone mat. Once I rolled it out, I had a hard time moving it to cover my cake. At first I was excited, I thought it was a success until I turned the cake around and saw that the whole one side had torn and rolled off the side of my cake. *groan*
Has anyone had success with this recipe? Any tips? I was really looking forward to using it since my family hates the taste of fondant, and I won't make the regular marshmallow fondant because it has gelatin in it and I don't eat gelatin. Please please please let me know if you have any ideas. THANKS! :)
Hi Boofycakes ~ Wow, I'm sorry to hear you had such a hard time with this recipe. I made it twice and had no problems. I don't have much experience with fondant recipes, so I'm not sure how to help you, especially since I don't have anything to compare it to. I used it for my SIL's baby shower cake and most everyone ate it. Some who were unfamiliar with fondant asked about it and said they liked it. Anyway, I hope someone else sees your post and can give you some tips for the next time you make it.
hi there boofycakes i think i may have the solution... do not continue adding more icing sugar to the entire mass of the MMF (after you've created a ball ready for kneading) - i found that this made very little difference to the stickiness and softness of the MMF (and added to the frustration!!) anyway, what you need to do is place some icing sugar in a large bowl and then shred your ball of MMF into small pieces and drop into the sugar. you will now have several small but drier pieces of MMF - i found this was a better way to incorporate more icing sugar. all you have to do then is gather up the pieces and form into a ball again - you will find you will get a much stiffer MMF ball. Hope this helps and good luck sulia
I haven't tried this yet but can you mix it with the dough hook on you kithenaid?
How much sugar do I have to use if I use only 7 oz of MMF which is what I found in the grocery.
How much MMF do I need to cover a 9 X 13 x 3 cake with this recipe
Thank you for this receipe Its better than melting the marshmellow, it was easy and it came out great. I only used 6 cups of sugar instead of 8 cups and I kneed it until the right consistency was ok to handle. Will use it again.
I used the marshmallow creme, added powder sugar until it could take no more (made it into a ball), put it in the refrigerator overnight and it looked right. As soon as my warm hands touch the 'fondant' it came apart and became super sticky. What am I doing wrong?
mine came out soooo goood!!! thank you for this super easy recipe. i and my family loved it!
anyone tried this with ricemellow creme?
This is a wonderful recipe. It was the first time I made my own fondant and I was a bit worried about it would turn out BUT it was very simple. Thank you so much for sharing :)
Gina, do not refrigerate your fondant. moisture is the enemy of sugar. Leave it out over night on the counter.
I'm attempting to use this for a wedding cake this weekend. Making a test batch today but i really hope it works! It's a great option for vegetarians who don't eat gelatin
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