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 bluprint (formerly 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 bluprint (formerly 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 clean and simple birthday cake techniques!
Happy fondant making everyone!
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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 🙂
OOOOoooooh I’m sorry, I just saw the link to the full recipe, I’M SO SORRY!!! There it is! hahaha Thanks so much! 🙂
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
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
Ursula Stanton says
And without a microwave?
She used the microwave to melt the marshmallows
Amy S says
You can use a double boiler on the stovetop if you do not have a microwave. Similar to melting chocolate.
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!
Would it be possible to use coconut oil instead of vegetable shortening?
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.
Can you add the color after? I need a few different colors in sm amounts.
Sandra Brown says
I loved the tutorial. I wished I had seen it earlier. I will do it this way the next time!!!
oh my goodness thank you soooo much this def will save money im making a cake for my sisters 18th and will need lots of fondant !!! <3
Pls adv how much sugar is been used
How much sugar is being used?
Can you split the melted marshmallows into smaller batches to make different colours and then add the powdered sugar?
Or divide the recipe ?
Wow it’s great! But I will like to learn another method. Thank you
Helen Arocho says
I want to know how much sugar need for make the fondant I saw the video but no say how much sugar need.
How much sugar?? For the fondant video?
The recipe in the video isn’t the same recipe on the link. The link recipe has white chocolate and has a few other differences. Which one is easier or better?
Kind of confused. In the video you use corn syrup but in the recipe they use white chocolate and no corn syrup. Which is best to follow?