{Marshmallow Fondant}-Guest Post

I am so happy to be the guest blogger for Seven Clown Circus today.
It’s so nice to be able to introduce you to my blog.
is where you will find me up to my elbows in flour and sugar as I often bake cookies, cupcakes and other yummy treats. I enjoy cooking just as much, but usually eat it before I can get a photograph taken!
I love to share recipes and ideas. Stop by and lets talk food.
Today I’m going to show you how to turn marshmallow in marshmallow fondant.
Have you seen all those cake shows where they have covered a cake with a very smooth finish?
That is fondant, and although there are different types, marshmallow fondant is easy and fun to make.
You’ll need
16 oz mini marshmallows
2-5 T water
2 lbs powdered sugar
1/4 cup Crisco
I made mine on a silicone mat, which made it very easy to work with,
if you don’t have a silicone mat, just grease a cutting board and it will work fine.
Put the entire bag of mini marshmallows in a microwave proof bowl and add 2T water.
Heat in microwave for 2 1/2 minutes but be sure to stop every 30 seconds and stir it.
It will all be all melted, then grease the dough hook and mixing bowl.
{if you do not have a dough hook on you mixer you can mix it on the silicone mat or greased cutting board}
Add 1/2 of the powdered sugar, mix well and then add the other 1/2 of the sugar, knead well.
{If you mix by hand you will need to grease your hands it’s very sticky}
as you are kneading
if it tears easily it’s too dry, add water as needed 1/2 tsp at a time.
Once it’s blended pour out onto your mat and make sure your hands are greased to knead it completely.
I made it the night before I needed to use it, so just grease the fondant and store in a ziploc bag removing as much air as possible, until ready to use.
Keeps well in refrigerator for two weeks,
I had mine out on the counter for a week and it worked great and was fresh.
a nonstick rolling pin works best to roll it out.
I covered cookies with the fondant.
Bake up you favorite cookie in your favorite shape and lets get started.
You’ll need the same cookie cutter you used to bake the cookies.

begin by rolling out the fondant and cut just like you would a cookie out of dough,
it’s reminds me of playing with play-dough, and this kind you can eat!
I didn’t just want white, so I started tinting it with Ameri-Color food coloring gel.

I put on gloves so I didn’t get the coloring all over, it helps and does blend in quickly that way.

I used the cookie cutter to cut out the areas I wanted orange.
the feet

and the beak

to attach the fondant to your cookie you’ll need a small amount of “glue” powdered sugar and milk mixture
that way to fondant will stick to the cookie
lay the cut out fondant on top
and just mold it into place gently with your fingers, the heat of your hands will warm it enough to stretch it into place as the cookie has expanded while baking and if often a bit larger than the cookie cutter now.

I added a small black ball for the eye

I think this chick is cute,
but
she looked a little lonely
and I though she needed friends.
Everyone need friends, right?
Don’t forget to stop by Created By Diane’s place for amazing posts on all things food…..cooking, recipes, reviews, etc.  And Diane, THANK YOU.  I am definitely going to have to try this!
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About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}

Comments

  1. 1
    dysfunctional mom says:

    Those are SO stinkin cute! Thanks for that recipe too.

  2. 2
    Sinful Southern Sweets says:

    I love marshmallow fondant! Its worlds better than the stuff you’d find in a box!

  3. 3

    Great job Diane!! I just made some two days ago and LOVED how it turned out!!

    God bless!
    Amanda

  4. 4

    I SO totally need to share this with Jeff. 🙂
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..What about a Fork Mummy? =-.

  5. 5

    Yeah… Like I said on your site.. I am so glad that you are guest posting.. Those cookies are amazing..

    Happy Monday..

  6. 6
    Raina at The Garden of Yum says:

    Great tutorial! Maybe I will be brave enough now to try it. Cookies look so cute!
    .-= Raina at The Garden of Yum´s last blog ..Homemade ravioli =-.

  7. 7
    Kelly Deneen
    Twitter: kelly_deneen
    says:

    Those are adorable!! I may have to try this now!
    .-= Kelly Deneen´s last blog ..Toddler Tidbits =-.

  8. 8
    Shell
    Twitter: shellthings
    says:

    I’m going to have to try this!
    .-= Shell´s last blog ..MY Word and A Mommy Moment =-.

  9. 9
    Jennifer says:

    Those are so cute. I wonder how much of the fondant it would take to ice an entire cake.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Dramasode =-.

  10. 10

    You make it look so easy! I think my problem would be eating all the marshmallow fondant before I got to the icing-of-the-cookies part. =>
    .-= Stacia´s last blog ..When Brilliance Backfires: The Quick Pee =-.

  11. 11

    Absolutely adorable and I may actually try it. I’ve always been intimidated by fondant but this recipe seems really easy.

  12. 12

    Oh my goodness what a great idea!!!! Thanks for sharing this and I am headed over to Diane’s place.

  13. 13
    Kathleen
    Twitter: katydidandkid
    says:

    Wow, that’s amazing! I had no idea you could make your own fondant like that (not like I’ve ever even used fondant, but I like the possibility!).

  14. 14
    Allison @ Alli 'n Son
    Twitter: Alli_n_Son
    says:

    What a great idea! Those cookies are so cute.

  15. 15
    Pati @ A Crafty Escape says:

    AMAZING… I really want to try this!
    .-= Pati @ A Crafty Escape´s last blog ..Scrappy Magnets =-.

  16. 16
    Honey Mommy says:

    I made fondant for the first time last week, and it actually wasn’t that bad! The cake looked fabulous and I love the smooth clean look!
    .-= Honey Mommy´s last blog ..A Photo A Day: Week 14 =-.

  17. 17

    They are so cute. Bet they are yummy, too.

  18. 18
    jennyleite says:

    I am so excited for this. I wanted to make my girls last birthday cake with a fondant frosting but it was so expensive. I can’t wait to try this out 🙂
    .-= jennyleite´s last blog ..Funny Ph(F)rases Friday =-.

  19. 19
    Lolli
    Twitter: 1momof5
    says:

    Now I know how people get those great-looking “frosted” cookies! I love this!
    .-= Lolli´s last blog ..Birthday Girl =-.

  20. 20
    debi9kids
    Twitter: debi9kids
    says:

    OH! I just LOVE working with fondant and this recipe sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to try it out!
    .-= debi9kids´s last blog ..Back When It Was 6 Under 5 =-.

  21. 21
    Mommy Drinks Because You Cry
    Twitter: 3CraziesAndMe
    says:

    No freaking way! That’s how it’s made. That looks so easy. Great tips!
    .-= Mommy Drinks Because You Cry´s last blog ..2010 Ultimate Blog Party! =-.