How to Make Marshmallow Fondant

Have you ever made your own fondant?  What, you didn’t know you could?!  Yes, you can make fondant, right at home with no special equipment other than a microwave, bowl and your own two hands.  If you tend to purchase pre-made fondant, the idea of making your own may sound daunting.  But it’s truly quite simple and actually saves you some cash.  Plus, it can be pretty tasty!

We see a lot of requests for fondant recipes and our friends over at Craftsy have a fabulous Marshmallow Fondant recipe.  So I thought we’d have some fun today and enjoy a little video clip, while learning something new.  Today’s feature is a step-by-step tutorial teaching us how to make fondant at home.  Watch as a bowl of marshmallows becomes a batch of soft, pliable fondant.  Ready for your next cake decorating project!

Go ahead, I know you want to hit the play button again!

Then hop on over to Craftsy to find this full recipe, ready to print.  While you’re there, be sure to check out more from our friend, Jessica Harris.  She’s the talented instructor shown in this video, her lovely hands walking you through each step to marshmallow fondant bliss.  And she’s just launched a new online class teaching fabulous birthday cake techniques.  Watch for more to come about this class…. but if you’re dying to check it out now, I don’t blame you!

Happy fondant making everyone!

Video : Craftsy
Featured Instructor : Jessica Harris
Recipe :  Printable version on Craftsy

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Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


  1. 1

    Marianchita says

    Hi! The recipe is great, I loved it! Except it doesn’t show or say how much sugar is added to the liquid mixture… Thanks :)

    • 2

      Marianchita says

      OOOOoooooh I’m sorry, I just saw the link to the full recipe, I’M SO SORRY!!! There it is! hahaha Thanks so much! :)

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    Kris McCulloch says

    That’s amazing! Didn’t know you could make a fondant from a bag of marshmallows! How long does it keep (refrigerated?), and how does it taste? (Just wondering.)
    Thanks for the Craftsy video. =D

    • 4

      hzwyfee says

      It tastes like marshmallows! :} Nothing going into it is perishable so I would assume it would last in or out of the fridge the same as a bag of marshmallows. HTH

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    MeLily weld says

    how far will this fondant go, in other words how many layered cakes will this cover? I’m doing a 10″,8″,6″,4″ all of which are double layers, trying to figure out how many batches of fondant I’ll need to make. Thanks!

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    Chelsea says

    Would this recipe be a good candidate to cut in half? I know that not all recipes are able to be, and there is no need to make a huge thing of fondant if I just need a small amount in a certain color.

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