May 02, 2013

Marshmallow Fondant

I have had this huge fear of making marshmallow fondant.  For one, I'm not a huge fan of the way fondant taste.  Two, I don't like messes.  Have you seen some of the YouTube videos on making MMF (marshmallow fondant)?  It looks like you have grease and powdered sugar everywhere.  But I have seen so many people talk about how great MMF taste, and I wanted to try a different medium in my cookie decorating journey. Thanks to Melissa of Simply Sweets by Honeybee and Stephanie from Ellies Bites Decorated Cookies, they challenged me once again this month to face my fear head on.  I soon discovered that MMF is super cheap to make.  If I failed, I did not have a ton of money wasted into this project.  As a matter of fact, you may even have these ingredients in your own cabinets.  Ready to see how I made it?  Brace yourselves, I have a step by step picture tutorial.

***Disclosure:  All photos were taken by my hubby.  I say this because?  I thought I was bad at taking pictures!!  Let's just say I have taken my camera back.

Here is what you need:

2 lbs powdered sugar
1 package miniature marshmallows
2 tsp water
little bit of crisco

To begin, place your package of marshmallow's in a microwave dish and add 2 tsp of water.  Mix the marshmallows and water.  Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir.  Continue microwaving at 30 second intervals until marshmallow's have almost completely melted.  It took me a full minute to achieve the results I needed.  All microwaves are different,  just make sure that you do not over melt (cook) those marshmallows.  Here is how it should look when it is done:  There may be a few unmelted, teeny-tiny marshmallows in there, but that's okay.  Just keep stirring, they will melt. 

Next you will want to pour the melted marshmallow's into a large greased bowl.  I just greased my hands up with a little crisco and wiped them along the sides and bottom of my bowl.

Add a half of bag of your powdered sugar and start stirring.

Keep stirring until it becomes difficult to stir.

Grease a small surface with crisco.

Pour a generous amount of powdered sugar on the greased service and get ready for some fun!

Dump the marshmallow mixture onto the floured service and begin kneading in the powdered sugar.  Keep adding powdered sugar until the fondant is no longer sticky.  Trust me, you will know when this happens.

Keep right?

Check out this little ball of beauty.  Perfect!! And it was honestly not that messy!!  SCORE!

Wrap your MMF in saran wrap and put in a sealed container.  Place in your refrigerator for 24 hours before using.

I can honestly tell you that this MMF taste WONDERFUL!!!  Not only does it taste good, it is so much fun to work with.  Here are my very first cookies made with marshmallow fondant:


  1. I can't wait to try this out. I'm so tired of paying for commercial fondant when I don't think it tastes all that good. Your cookies are beautiful!

    1. Anne please try this. It is soooooooo good, soooooo cheap and sooooooo easy to make. It took me less than 20 minutes, start to finish making MMF.

  2. Nicely done Tami. I'll definitely try this method the next time I try MMF. My first attempt was not the best.

    1. Thanks Melissa! I have really enjoyed working with this medium. If you need any help, you know where to find me ;)

  3. I've never tried making something with fondant, but now I want to! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe. One question though, does it take food coloring well? Just wondering what hurtles to look out for when I play around with it. Thanks, Tami!

    1. It does seem to take coloring well. I use Americolor gel and just used a toothpick to add color. But I noticed that if I use too much color, the MMF becomes pretty sticky and really hard to handle. I read somewhere that if you need bright colored fondant to use a powdered color. Hope this helps!!! I can't wait to see what you do with this!

  4. Oh my gosh Tami! These are so pretty. I am totally trying this today! :)

  5. Does this crust so you can stencil on it and/or use RI?

  6. Does this crust so you can stencil on it and/or use RI?