Sunday, May 23, 2010

Vanilla Marshmallow Fondant

Cake pictured is Wilton Class 3 Final Cake
2 pounds powdered sugar
1 bag mini marshmallows
3 tablespoons water
1 bag Wilton candy melts (color of choice)
1/2 cup light corn syrup

Combine marshmallows and water in microwavable bowl. Microwave 30 seconds, stir. Microwave on 30 second increments until marshmallows are melted and mixture stirs smooth.

Place most of the powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. (I left about a cup in the bag.) Pour marshmallow mixture on top of powdered sugar. Mix until well combined.

Rub a fondant mat with shortening. Turn fondant onto mat and knead until all the little crumbs are mixed in. If the mixture is sticky add in a little more confectioners sugar and knead.

Place candy melts in a microwavable bowl. Heat for 1 minute; stir. Microwave 30 seconds and stir again. Repeat until completely melted. Stir in corn syrup.

Shape the fondant into a bowl. Pour the candy melts/corn syrup mixture into the center of the fondant. Knead until fondant and candy melts hold together and are evenly combined.

Wrap tightly in plastic wrap overnight.