Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How To Make Marshmallow Fondant

Hats off to the person who thought of marshamallow fondant , I just love using it to decorate my cakes and it tastes absolutely yummy too and above all very easy to make because it's just marshmallows and icing sugar . This is good for people like me who can never get a smooth finish with butter cream , fondant is surely the way to go and not the sugar fondant , but marshmallow fondant . You can even get ready made fondant at the supermarket but believe me they don't taste good at all and since this is so easy to make and inexpensive too , then why waste your money .
 Many of them have asked me the recipe for this and the best thing there is no certain recipe , it is just melting the marshmallows and adding icing sugar till you get a nice pliable dough but I have decided to measure what I use for you guys .

The amount of icing sugar also depends on where you live , if you live in a hot and humid place like me then you will need a bit more than those who live in a cooler place . It's just that easy .


150 gms marshmallow
500 gms icing sugar
oil for greasing


Lightly grease a bowl and add the marshmallows with a little sprinkling of water .
Microwave this for 30 sec.
The marshmallows will puff up .
Now with a greased wooden spoon beat the puffed up marshmallows and then you get a sticky paste.
Add the icing sugar bit by bit and knead it till it no longer sticks to your hand .
Grease the dough and store it in an airtight container .
You can add whatever color you want .
You can use this straight away but it is always better to use it after a day .
You can also store it in an airtight container for about 2-3 weeks .


You can also make chocolate fondant by adding 2-3 tbsp of cocoa powder to the melted marshmallow and then proceed to knead it to a smooth dough by adding icing sugar , it's quite yummy .
Another tip is that if the stored fondant seems dry , cover it tightly in a cling wrap or plastic and immerse in hot water for a while just to soften it ,taking care that none of the water gets in . Do not microwave it coz then you will land up with one hot gooey mess .


  1. Genius idea with the marshmallow fondant...looks easier than I thoughtt:DDD

  2. Thank you for posting this! I have only worked with buttercream, never fondant. I never would have imagined fondant was this easy to make!

  3. I make marshmallow fondant often, in my recipe I have 1 tablespoon of water as well. Yours look very good!

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  5. I agree with you... hats off to the person who invented marshmallow fondant. it tastes SOOOOO GOOD!

    Your recipe is similar to mine except i use shortening instead of oil. Next time i am out of shortening, i will use oil :)

  6. Thanx guys , it is really easy isn't it :).

  7. Honeslty, I've never ventured into cake decoration, usually snack it on its own whenever I bake it at home. So plz excuse my ignorance when it come to any fondants. However, my kids love marshmallows and I'll sure try this when I'm brave enought to go decorating cakes..! :)

  8. Wow. I've always found fondant intimidating, but that is because I can't even cook a decent cake to begin with. I can't wait to see what kinds of things you make with this.