My daughter loves to help me bake and July is our busy birthday month. We have four birthdays in the month of July and two are my children. My middle child is allergic to dairy and egg so I have to bake all the birthday cakes or spend a fortune to have them made. This is a great recipe for DIY Marshmallow Fondant that is dairy and egg free. This recipe is designed for your children to help you bake.
- 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows
- 3 table spoons of water
- 6 cups of powdered sugar
- coconut oil
- water based gel food coloring
Step 1: You will microwave your marshmallows for a total of three minutes. Make sure to keep and eye on them because they will bubble over. I would suggest stirring every minute. When the marshmallows are fully melted add three cups of your powdered sugar and stir until you have a Playdoh consistency. If it is too gooey add more powdered sugar until you have the right consistency.
Step 2: Once you have a Playdoh consistency you need to knead your fondant with your hands. Kneading means you will have to massage and squeeze your fondant with your hands. Make sure you use coconut oil on your hands so that the fondant does not stick to them.
Step 3: Once you have gathered all of your fondant place it on your counter top to continue kneading. Add powdered sugar as needed to keep it the right consistency, and if it gets too hard from too much powdered sugar gradually add water to your fondant.
Step 4: Now you can add food coloring to your fondant. Just a drop/dab will do, but it is a process to knead the color into your fondant. We chose to add sky blue and yellow to our fondant to make a marble design. To get this effect you do not need to knead the color throughout the fondant.
Step 5: When you have the color you want press your fondant flat and roll it out to the thickness your desire for your cake.
Step 6: Center your fondant onto the cake and press it down. While you are doing this smooth your sides as you go and cut away all the extra fondant. You may choose to decorate the bottom anyway you want. We chose to coil fondant and twist two colors together.
Will you be trying this recipe?