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05/24/2010

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Tea Damsels

This is so fabulous! I've always wanted to try, but always believed it was above me. Thanks so much for posting!

Morethanamountfull.blogspot.com

This is brilliant!!! thanks so much for sharing this!!

Trojnacki

It's wonderful, so easy to work with and so impressive! Thank you for your fabulous instructions! Love your blog! <3

Kath Castle 512

This is new to me & I have to try it!

Do you think it would freeze well?
I freeze regular fondant all the time.

Jewell

I have never seen fondant made from marshmallows! This is neat!

HiddenInDreams

fun idea. required LOTS of food coloring tho... and resulted in probably the biggest kitchen mess i've ever made! LOL i just hope i got the proportions right!

Keerious-george

very cool idea, but huge mess for me, didn't turn out like i expected.
any tips? approximately how much powdered sugar do you typically end up using?

Clockwork Lemon

Keerious-George: To cut down on mess make sure that your spoon is well-greased. Also, keep folding icing sugar into the marshmallows while they are in the bowl until its safe (aka not horrribly sticky) to turn it onto the table. I grease a bit of the table and my hands. If you keep the sticky factor down then it shouldn't make more mess than kneading flour into a dough would

Klatterpillar

Can I sub marshmallow fluff for melting down marshmallows? Or does this need the gelatin that is in regular marshmallows?

Clockwork Lemon

Klatterpillar : other people have made it with the marshmallow fluff and said that they were successful. I've never tried it myself though.

www.oneshetwoshe.com

Hi! I just came across your great blog! I am the co-author of Or So She Says....we are a women's blog with lots of ideas and have guest bloggers. I was wondering if you'd mind sharing your marshmallow fondant post with us? We have need for some cool gluten free recipes:) If you are, just email Jessica at ladies@oneshetwoshe.com, you can send us the HTML for the post and if you could write a small introduction about you and your blog at the top...we would love it! I can also send you the info for guest blogging:)

Jessica
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Kevin Welsh

This is amazing, I dont have a microwave but got the same results by sitting a bowl over a pan of boiling water and stirring. Takes a few minutes extra but works just the same.

Hedgecombers

The sign of a really great tutorial is that I now desperately need to make some even though I really don't need any! Wonderful pics, thank you! xx

brittney

Okay, what was your ratio of marshmallow to powdered sugar?

brittney

Hi, how much powdered sugar do you use for how much marshmellow?

Clockwork Lemon

Brittney: I don't have an exact amount because the amount that you need changes depending on the humidity of where you live. Its best to have a bag on hand then mix in the powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time until it becomes a dough that you can knead. Then knead in powdered sugar until the fondant is firm enough to roll out. If you live somewhere humid or feel like you are adding too much sugar just let the fondant rest for a day before adding more.

Esteban

How come you spell color wrong but buy your stuff at Safeway? Are you a displaced Canuck? Is Safeway international? I wonder...

Diana

most amazing thing ever made:p thx

Jaclyn

Hi, I just stumbled upon your tutorial and I just wanted to say that your explanations are wonderful! Most of the other fondant tutorials I have come across don't exactly explain the process very well, but I am definitely thinking of trying this one. I live in a very humid area (Florida) would you happen to know how the humidity effects the fondant or the making of it in general? Thank you, and great blog! :)

Clockwork Lemon

Jaclyn: humid climates will make the fondant stickier initially. Two tips: 1. Don't add too much water to the marshmallows before you melt them. 2. Add icing sugar until the fondant is pretty much workable but still slightly sticky. Then wrap it in greased plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for a few hours or overnight (even better) it should be workable after that. It will prevent you from adding too much icing sugar which can make it crack and break. If you still have problems with sticking (but don't want to add more icing sugar) just powder your rolling pin and rolling surface with corn starch.

kate

This looks like a great idea. How well does this fondant Freeze? I want to decorate my cake and freeze it.

Clockwork Lemon

Kate: I haven't personally tried it but I have read that marshmallow fondant doesnt freeze well like some regular fondants do.

Also, if you freeze your iced cake, make sure to let it thaw completely before covering it in fondant. If you cover a frozen cake the condensation during thawing will ruin the look of your fondant

Nicole @ orwhateveryoudo.com

I am seeing easter egg sugar cookies in my not too distant future! Thanks for sharing this!!

slim dream

made from marshmallow ?!?!? serious lol. That is pretty cool

Lynds@ItMom

GENIUS!! I linked your fabulous recipe here - http://lyndsxo-glamourmoms.blogspot.com/2011/03/spotted-diy-marshmallow-fondant.html

BTW Clockwork Lemon is probably one of the coolest names for a blog I have seen in a LONG while!! LOVE IT!!

sydney

I made and it tasted great, but it was so sticky it got everywhere ans stuck my hands terribly. I tried thebuttering my handa and I even put powdersugar on them the secons rimethinking this might help, but it sill was terribly difficult to woek with. Is ther some ither trick to mixing in the Sugar? Or will I ne cursed to suffer the stickyness in scilence?

sydney

Sorry, typing with my nook and still trying to get the hang of it o.o

Clockwork Lemon

Sydney: The best way to avoid sticky hands is to fold in the icing sugar with a spoon while the melted marshmallows are in a bowl. Sprinkle the melted goo with the powdered sugar anywhere that you plan on putting the spoon too! Keep folding it in until its dry enough to touch with your hands. I think that I'll work on a post with some fondant tips because pictures would make this a lot clearer

mattangelo1985@gmail.com

I'll try this recipe to decorate my panoramic sugar eggs this year. Thanks

Sarah Guest Strasser

Another trick: put white chocolate chips in before heating. They add a wonderful rich flavor!

Sippin Syrup

AH! now i know what it was on that farewell-cake when i was on that student exchange to america!

Tender Loving Cuisine

Cool! I wanna make one of these mallows.

camille

i adore you for this. i love working with fondant; it makes such a beautiful addition to any cake. This recipe looks so easy!! so excited to make this happen. thankyou!!!!

Jason

Looks Like Bubble Gum...
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Hani @ Craftionary

Wow! Great idea.. love your blog.. :)
Following you now.. I stumbled upon you and like it!
Love
Hani
http://craftionary.blogspot.com

Bee

Never heard of this before, glad I 'stumbled on' it!
Thanks for a super tutorial :)

kim

Love this!

Holly Day

I didn't know that fondant would be made out of marshmallows... I think it would be very bad for the health because of too much sugar but the end work looks great and might give it a try just for the look ;)

RDP

Marshmallow fondant tastes so much better than regular fondants. It's pretty easy to make too. I used it for my daughter's birthday cake last year.

You gave some excellent tips as well!

Henrietta

Wow! That fondant actually looks good enough to eat! I have been avoiding fondant because the one time I did have it, I hated it, I need to try this fluffy one :)

ang

is it possible to add coco powder to the mix instead of powder sugar? i figure the marshmallows have enough sugar to make the coco sweet...what do you think

Clockwork Lemon

Ang: I have added coco powder to fondant in the past to get a darker colour and it has always given me mixed results. You don't replace the powdered sugar with the coco powder but you can add the cocopowder in addition to powdered sugar. The issues that I've had is that the fondant tears much more easily and doesn't have as nice of a texture as the stuff made just with powdered sugar. There are marshmallow fondant recipes out there that have melted chocolate added to them but I have not tried them yet.

Sarah Farrukh

wow cool and wonderful :P

Moody Pants

am just loving the colors!

Nikki

I'm so excited about this! I will be baking a very elaborate-looking Octopus-shaped cake soon. Thank you!

Gina

how long do you keep it wrapped before you can start rolling it out?

Kandrinchae

Can you use home made marshmallows? My son is allergic to HFCS which store bought ones have, but I can make them at home with honey or other syrup without problem.

Alawishis

Just an FYI for those vegan or trying to live kosher / Halal most marshmallows are made from gelatin made from pigskin. There is vegan marshmallows around but they are pretty expensive. An alternative might be to use some of the marshmallow creme many of these are not made with gelatin. I haven't tried this myself as yet.

stephanie reed

OMG i am so stoked about trying this out.But anything taste better than that store bought roll of tasteless nothing,,,,,blah AWesome iDeA .Anyone have a recipe for a Jaw Dropping Strwberry Daquiry Cake let me know

innpearl01@gmail.com

I think this would be way easier to work with than regular fondant. I'm planning to make sugar cookies and then stick cut out shapes of marshmallow fondant onto them with regular frosting. I think it would be especially cute to do hearts for valentines day on top of sour-cream sugar cookies.

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