Thursday, April 28, 2011

Guest Blogger Don't Waste Your Homemaking

Hello dear readers! I'm thrilled to introduce you to today's guest blogger! Marcie, from Don't Waste your Homemaking, has tons of wonderful recipes, crafts and a fun link party going on where she lives. Go check her out and show her some love!

 Today she's going to teach us how to make homemade fondant. Yum....
If you like to decorate cakes or cookies using fondant you need to make it homemade, It's a little time consuming but it's a lot cheaper than purchasing it. I tried many recipes when I first began but this is my favorite!
What you Need:
6 oz. bag mini marshmallows

3 TBSP water
2 lbs. powdered sugar
Wooden Spoon

Mixer {stand up is easier}
Icing Colors {I recommend Wilton}
Step 1
Place your marshmallows into a greased microwaveable dish and add water. Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Each 30 seconds stir the marshmallow goo.
Step 2
Once the marshmallows are completely melted place them in your mixer along with your powdered sugar {keep 1/4 of your sugar for later}. Grease your mixer attachments.
Beat until soft dough forms.
Step 3
Once a soft dough forms place the dough on the reserved sugar and knead. Crisco your hands so the dough doesn't stick to your hands. Knead approximately 5 minutes. Sometimes it's easier to break it into smaller pieces instead of just one huge piece.
Once your kneading is done you can color your fondant!
Simply place icing color onto your dough and knead until the color is the way you want.
Step 4
Keep kneading {this part takes a while} so you can get an even color.

And there you have it! Homemade fondant!

Thanks for giving us this great recipe! I love me some fondant, and this would be super fun on a kids birthday cake! Look at those bright colors. I hope you guys can check out Marcie's blog for some more great ideas! Have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

  1. YAY! I'm going to give this a try. I'm so envious of those beautiful cakes on shows like Amazing Cakes etc.... You've inspired me to give it a go with your fondant recipe! Thanks for sharing.


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