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2/09/2011

Marshmallow Fondant or MMF as all the cool kids call it.

So a few weeks ago someone commented on my Flip Flop cake test run and trying to be a good blogger I went to check out their blog calle Cake Whiz.  And what did my eyes see?  An entry on how to make fondant confetti!!!  OMG  I got so excited!  I had been searching for a couple day on where I could find bright color confetti to go along with Miss V's flip flop cake.

My only problem....I am afraid of fondant!  It always tastes disgusting!!!!!!!!  So I read the entry on making marshmallow fondant.  Sometimes I have a problem with my right hand with kneading so then I went searching to see if you could make the fondant in a Kitchen Aid Mixer.  Woo Hoo...gotta love the internet!  I found two tutorial videos on making fondant in a mixer. You can view them on Easy Cake Ideas site.

I have been kicking around the idea and trying to convice myself that I CAN DO THIS!!!!

Today is the day!  I conqured my fear of marshmallow fondant or MMF as all the cool kids call it.

So I came up with the following recipe:

1 (10 oz) bag of mini marshmellows
1 tbs water
1 tbs lemon (or any other kind) extract (make sure the extracts are clear)
3-5 cups confectionary sugar
crisco
food coloring gel
vinyl gloves

First thing....use crisco to grease a baking dish, mixing bowl, dough hook and rubber spatula.




Put the marshmellows in the baking dish.

Add the water.



Add the extract




Melt for 1 minute in the microwave.  Stir with the greased rubber spatula and melt for another minute.  In the meantime, sift 3 cups of confectionary sugar into the mixing bowl and make a small well in the middle.  When the marshmellows are done the second time, stir again with the rubber spatula.  Carefully pour the hot marshmellow mixture into the mixing bowl.  Turn on low for about 30 seconds then turn to medium to mix.  I did end up using about another 1 1/2 cups.  Make sure to sift each bit of confectionary sugar.
 
 


Mix until no longer sticky.  Then I took out out and kneaded it a bit by hand.  I split it into 4 pieces and used Wilton Rose, Royal Blue, Lemon Yellow, and Orange to color the pieces. 

Lightly grease some plastic wrap and wrap up the sections of fondant and let rest for a couple hours.





They came out nice and bright and very tropically...

I am so proud of myself!!! 

What I am going to make with it will be continued later.

5 comments:

Cakewhiz said...

Woohoo! You made your own fondant :)
Doesn't it taste sooooo much better than the boxed stuff?

Thanks for mentioning me/my blog in your post...i feel so flattered....hehehe

Lynn - A Foodie and Her Family and Crafty Lynn said...

OMG it tastes sooooo much better!!! You are welcome for the shout out, must give credit!

Linsey said...

I am going to have to try this!!! What a great idea!

Melissa said...

I love marshmallow fondant, I just made a batch today! Isn't it fun to work with?

Lisa said...

Your fondant looks so good. I bet it has a delicious flavor. Thanks for linking these up to Sweets for a Saturday. Don't forget to come by and enter my giveaway for a $25 item of your choice from CSN (open to US residents). http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/crunchy-nut-cookies-and-giveaway-you.html

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