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
one container marshmallow fluff creme (16oz )
6-8 c. powdered sugar (about a bag)
2 t. flavoring (I usually use vanilla)
Gel food colouring.
- 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 counter top 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 similar 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!