Easy Marshmallow FondantSunday, April 24, 2016
Having always bought ready made marshmallow fondant, imagine my surprise when I found out just how easy it was to make my own. One of my closest friends makes the most beautiful and creative cakes and we commission her whenever we need a cake for a shower or birthday. Its just a hobby at the moment, but I really hope that one day she turns it into a home business.
Anyway, one day we demanded a class (yes, everything is available on YouTube, but we're a lazy bunch) and learned how to make our own homemade marshmallow fondant. I have to tell you, we've been hooked ever since. Every time a birthday comes along, our creative juices start to flow and we try to outdo each other. Ha! Of course, we're all amateurs, but its still nice to be able to look at something proudly and say I did that!
My oldest daughter's birthday was last month (Happy Birthday A!) and this is the cake I made for her. Its just a simple butter cake (recipe here) covered in a buttercream frosting with fondant bumblebees and flowers.
I get asked a lot how to make my own fondant so I thought I'd share my friend's recipe here. It seriously is easy and it certainly tastes a lot better than the commercial ready made crap that all the bakeries use.