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Marshmallow Fondant, great tasting and easy to use

Updated on September 18, 2012

Decorating beautiful confections with fondant can be very frustrating and expensive. When I first started decorating cakes I bought my fondant, but it quickly became too expensive. Not to mention the bleh taste. By my third big cake project I decided to make my own. I made about ten batches with all different recipes before finally finding one I liked. This recipe is easy, tastes great and cuts the cost of pre-made fondant considerably, I will certainly never buy my fondant again!


1/4c (4T) Butter, room temp

1 pkg (16oz) mini marshmallows

4T water

1t flavoring, such as vanilla extract

2 lbs powdered sugar

Put the marshmallows into a large microwave safe bowl. Cook for 45 sec.

They will not look melted until you start to stir. Add water and flavoring, stir. If it looks like this put back into the microwave for 20 sec at a time until all the lumps stir out. If you want your fondant to be all one color add it now.

Once completely melted start adding sugar a little bit at a time, 1/2 -1cup. Beat in completely after each addition. Continute adding sugar until you have only 1 cup left.

Feel free to use your hands when it starts to get to stiff to use a spoon.

This is how it will look when all but the last cup of sugar has been incorporated.

Now transfer to a table or counter with the last cup of sugar and start kneading. Rub butter onto your hands as needed. Don't try to use all the butter just enough to keep it from getting too sticky.

Contiue kneeding until it is only a little sticky and looks something like this. It will take anywhere from 5-10min.

Wrap very well with plastic wrap and store in the fridge over night before using.

When you go to use your fondant it will need to be left at room temp and kneaded to make soft again just like any other fondant. This fondant keeps for several months. Enjoy ^_^

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      Annie 4 years ago

      This sounds very yummy! Plan on trying this recipe soon, thanks for sharing! :)

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Thlma, You father is one lucky man! Black forest cake.... amazing ^_^ My husband always wants German chocolate with coconut pecan frosting ^_^ Black forest and German Chocolate taste better in my opinion, but if you want a particular presentation you can certainly get the wow factor with fondant ^_^ Thank you for you wonderful support! I greatly appreciate you my friend ^_^

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Wow! This sounds easy to make. I have not use marshmallow fondant yet. I have to try this for my next cake. Today is my fathers birthday and I have made him the original Black Forest Cake for todays celebration. I´ll make your recipe next time. Voted up and useful. Shared to my followers. Thank you.

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Moonlake, Thank you for your wonderful comment and vote ^_^ I hope you got to taste your neighbor's fondant... I bet it was pretty tasty ^_^ I've tried the betty crocker fondant. It was a bit harder to make and I felt like a little harder to work with as well. I hope you find this works well for you ^_^

      Natashalh, Thank you! ^_^ You're so crafty, I can only imagine the wonderful cake creations you could make with fondant!

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      RTalloni, Thank you for your kind words ^_^ I hope you enjoy this fondant!

      Sinplysmartmom, I'm totally with you... marshmallows- you can't go wrong and regular fondant- hmm.. just not that great. I'm so happy you like the recipe and I hope it works well for you!

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      What a super cool idea! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      My neighbor use to make fondant like this. I never tried it. Looks easy. I did make fondant years ago from a Betty Crocker book no marshmellows in it. Voted uP!

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      simplysmartmom 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Anything made from mashmallows has to be good!! I am printing this to keep in my recipe book for reference. I have never really liked the taste of regular fondant. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for experimenting and working your way through to the right formula. I am really looking forward to trying this fondant recipe sometime!

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Glimmer, Thank you so much ^_^ I'm sure you will have no trouble making this ^_^ Thank you for the vote and pin as well!!

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Janine, Well if you're going to make fondant this is the one to make ^_^ I just can't wait to see what adorable cake creations you make for your beautiful girls! Oh.. and any scraps make good candies. My son just loves them! Thank you so much for you wonderful comment and you are so generous with your votes and shares! I want to see your blog... Oh wow I just went to look and it's beautiful!! I will now checking in there as well ^_^

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Wow. This looks a lot easier than I thought to make fondant. Useful and pinning. Thanks.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Sasha, I have never attempted to make fondant believe it or not, but love Marshmellow, so may need to try this one. I am pinning it of course to do just that. And am also sharing, voting and sharing on my blog virtually!!

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Awww thanks, I wish you both great fondant-makin' success ^_^

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      Laura L Scotty 5 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      Wow! Great work. Your photographs are well thought out and instructive. I love to bake but never tried fondant because it takes skill. Thank you for sharing.

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      kjrzeek1 5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Good Hub. I tried to make fondant once and it didn't turn out too good. I will give this one a try!