|Marshmallow Fondant, one Aqua, one Yellow, and one left White to color later as needed.|
I am in the process of making 2 birthday cakes for my twin Grandsons who will be 4 years old. It is risky to start this with you for if I make a mess out of this you are all going to know it!! They won't care because I am Grandma and they love me and because they are 4 years old!
Today I made up 3 batches of marshmallow fondant because all articles recommend it's sitting overnight prior to using it. You can keep it basically indefinitely by wrapping it tightly in buttered plastic wrap then sealing in a zippered plastic bag.
4 C. miniature marshmallows
4 C. sifted powdered sugar + more for dusting
2 T. water
1/2 t. flavoring (I used almond.)
paste food coloring (liquid is OK too but I have paste.)
Assemble the ingredients by measuring the marshmallows into a large glass bowl then set aside. Sift powdered sugar into another bowl and set aside. Assemble the measuring spoons and flavoring and color you have selected.
Note: You can leave white and color later or color now.
Prepare a large work surface by buttering it well then sifting powdered sugar over it generously.
Add the flavoring and a bit of the food coloring if desired. Stir in well. Add most of the powdered sugar and stir and stir and stir until a thick ball of dough begins to form. Butter your hands a bit then dust them with sugar.
Tomorrow I bake cakes.