Item# WLRECIP-242

Easy Homemade Marshmallow Fondant

Item No. WLRECIP-242
2 pounds
Prep Time
20 min
Skill Level
Total Time
8 hr 30 min

This easy fondant recipe uses ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. Marshmallows make this recipe softer than our standard fondant icing with a sweet taste that kids love.

Fondant is great for covering cakes and cupcakes, allowing beginners and experienced bakers to make homemade cakes look professional. For a fun flare, this recipe can be used to top off treats with flowers, letters and other decorations. This simple recipe can also be flavored and tinted to any color with ease.



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  • 1 package (16 ounces) white mini marshmallows
  • 2-5 tablespoons water
  • 2 pounds (about 8 cups) sifted powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • Icing colors (optional)


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  • Rolling pin
  • Microwave



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  • Notes:

    • This recipe is softer than our Decorator Preferred Fondant and is best used for simpler, flatter flowers such as these mini blossoms.
    • To prevent sticking when rolling: Prepare your surface with solid vegetable shortening or a dusting pouch filled with equal parts cornstarch and powdered sugar.
    • Avoid lint and dirt: Fondant picks up dirt and lint easily. Be sure your hands are clean when handling and avoid wearing fuzzy sweaters during decorating.
    • How to store: After decorating, store leftovers carefully. Roll into a ball or log shape, coat with a thin film of white vegetable shortening, then wrap in plastic wrap. Place wrapped fondant in an airtight container and store at room temperature. If needed, this recipe will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks. To reuse, bring back to room temperature and knead the fondant a few minutes before rolling.

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