I've recently tried many fondant recipes, but this is the one I keep coming back to. Only change I make is using marshmallow creme instead of melting marshmallows. I know, it's more expensive, but it's worth it. I find the texture is softer, and the "dough" is better to work with, and it's less messy. Thanks for getting me off to a good start in the world of fondant!
Made into ghost cupcakes with grandbabes. I happened to love Halloween and all the opportunity to dress up in costume, eat candy and not have to cook a meal or give presents to the family.
This was my first try making fondant and I found it quite easy. I used my mixer to mix and knead. I had no idea what texture I would be looking for and ended up adding a bit too much water. I added more icing sugar and it worked out! I'll use this recipe again for the next time I decorate a cake.
Oh My gosh! I love this fondant. So hard for me not to eat it out of the bowl. Yum. The first time I made this I used a double boiler to melt the marshmallows because I'm not a fan of the microwave. (I also used my mixer with hook attachment as suggested by Varga Girl) I won't lie. Melting those marshmallows took FOREVER using the double boiler. This time I used the microwave (since I'm making the fondant for a friend who uses her mirco all the time) and it took me maybe 10-15 minutes to make this fondant. It's seriously the best and so easy. If you have a mixer use it because it's better than getting all sticky!
OK, so I haven't actually USED it for my cake yet, but I'm really looking forward to it! I have never worked with fondant before (didn't like the taste) but my son really wants a rocket ship birthday cake so I decided to give this a go. First, it tastes delicious. Second, while it got pretty messy and I had my doubts, all of a sudden it turned into this beautiful, smooth, elastic ball! I felt like a professional! I will post a pic of the finished cake later. So far, this is an EXCELLENT recipe. THANKS!
I have made this recipe many times and it certainly is better tasting than store-bought. I apologize if someone already commented on this, but I found fondant dries and isn't very shiny. I have tried various edible items, e.g. Crisco; but find the best combination is equal parts of water, gelatin, and corn syrup.
Great recipe. Fun to make with my seven year old daughter. We spent days molding all sorts of pretty flowers for her birthday cake. If you like playing with playdough you'll like this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
I was nervous b/c I had never made fondant before, but wanted to try it for my sons 2nd birthday cake. It is definitely messy, as I didn't have a dough hook to mix with like some other reviewers did, however I would not let that stop anyone from making this recipe. I didn't knead in the full amount of powdered sugar, I didn't want the fondant to become too dry, so I just stopped at a certain point when it looked right. I used half on his birthday, and then I used some more of it for his actual birthday party a week and a half later, and I still had more left over, so this is probably enough to take care of 2 1/2 average sized, two layer cakes. I will definitely make this from now on when I want a fondant cake. Oh and it also does taste good. I've had the other type of fondant and it really dosn't taste much like anything, but this is nice and sweet and sugary- right up my alley.
I just made this for the first time it was pretty easy to do. I followed the tip from dukeswalker to start it in the mixer and that saved me a lot of stickiness. I am wondering though why she insists you use name brand products. I used store large marshmallows and store brand powdered sugar and it appears to have come out just fine. I haven't used it yet so maybe that's where things might go wrong but it seems to be similar in texture as the store bought I used last time.