Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ta DA!

My first whimsical cake!

This was sooooo FUN!
The entire thing ( except for the twisty branches) is edible, even the heart and banner cake topper and flowers are made from marshmallow fondant.
Marshmallow Fondant.
1 bag of mini marshmallows
1kg bag of icing sugar
Use LOTS of Crisco (1/4 - 1/2 cup) and grease a large circle area on your counter to knead the fondant later.
Grease a microwaveable bowl with Crisco. Dump whole bag of marshmallows. Toss marshmallows with 1 tablespoon of water.
Microwave for 30 seconds stir. Repeat until marshmallows are all melted and a nice frothy liquid.
Add half the bag of icing sugar to the bowl and stir.
Dump the other half of the icing sugar on the greased counter and spread it out.
Dump the mixture in the bowl onto the counter and begin tot knead mixture just like you would bread dough. Work all the icing sugar into the fondant.
You can use it right away, or lightly grease it with Crisco and store it in a air tight bag for later use. You may need to microwave it for a few seconds to warm it up when you need to use it later.
Super easy, cheap, and YUMMY. No one has ever peeled the fondant off and left it on the side of their plate. I always get compliments on how yummy the fondant is and how surprised people were when they tasted it. :)
. . . yeah this is not a low fat or low sugar recipe by any means LOL!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is beautiful! I always wanted to learn how to do that. Do you watch that show? I have no idea what it is called but it seems to be on the TV every time I eat supper at work. They make the craziest cakes!