My bro is 10 years younger than me, and I grew up pretty much at the mercy of his obsession, TMNT. What can I say, they were hot in the 80s. So for his birthday I decided to make him Ninja Turtle cake pops. Flash forward 80 hours, and you’d find me and Jong scouring Safeway, dollar stores, 7-11 and Walmarts for coloured liquorice in purple, blue, red and orange. This was even after failing to pipe candy melts and icing, which was my original plan. I bit the bullet and tried fondant for the first time.
Super easy and really beautiful. I’ll definitely be doing it again! here’s my recipe.
MarshMallow Fondant Recipe
1 16oz container marshmallow fluff crème.
6-8 c. powdered sugar (about a bag)
2 t. flavoring (I usually use vanilla)
Gel colors – I used Wilton.
- Clean your area and supplies really well and make sure there’s no dust, hair etc.. around as fondant shows these things.
- Grease bowl a little bit with shortening. This will make the clean up a little more forgiving. In fact grease anything with the shortening that you don’t want to fight to clean later….
- Put marshmallow fluff in large bowl and stir in flavourings.
- Add 2 c. powdered sugar and mix well.
- Grease working surface and hands generously with shortening.
- Place mixture on greased countertop and knead in powdered sugar until fondant is pliable and not sticky. This part takes me about 20-25 minutes. Add sugar (if sticky) as needed to adjust texture to be similiar to Play Doh.
- If you need other colors separate out the amount you will need. Add a small amount of color to each portion and knead until color is uniform throughout. I recommend making sure your hands are greased up with shortening to avoid absorbing the color into your skin, or wearing gloves. Make sure you get gloves that don’t have a “taste” to them.
- To store you need to make it as air tight as possible. Double wrap in saran plastic wrap and then into a Ziploc bag and keep in the fridge. It will keep for several weeks refrigerated. Enjoy!