Gather icing sugar and marshmallows
If your packet is mixed white and pink, like mine, sort them out
I only used white marshmallows, but if you'd like a pinky fondant, you can use the pink ones.
Left over white marshmallows to be eaten. NOM NOM NOM
Put about 2cm/1 inch of water into a saucepan
Put a glass or metal bowl on top of the saucepan. Make sure the bottom of the bowl fits snugly in the pan.
Pop those mallows in
Add a tablespoon of water and give it a stir
Lightly oil a spatula, this stuff gets sticky (try to avoid olive oil; the flavour is quite strong and may find it's way into the marshmallows)
Light it up (So light em up, up, up)
Mallows startin' to melt
...Mallows turn into blobs...
Blobs have shrunk a bit!
Ah all melted now
Place bowl onto a tea towel just to dry the bottom
Measure 1cup icing sugar; this doesn't have to be very exact
Add about half
Stir stir stir
Add the rest of the cup
Urgh getting difficult to stir
Dust your work surface, make sure it's clean and flat
Measure out another cup of icing sugar and dump some on top
Cover the whole little thing
After lightly kneading for a while, it will get stickier...add some more icing sugar
Leave the fondant to rest for 5min after kneading. Ah, someone's happy to take a break!
Knead a little until smooth and divide into how many colours you want
Colouring... ah I love this part
Knead it like you need it! (Which you do) (such terrible pun)
When the colour is consistent throughout the whole thing, it's done
For tinting the fondant only a little, sometimes a drop of food colour is a bit too dark. Drop some on a paper towel and smear some on your finger...
...then smear it onto your fondant
Lettuce make some orange...
Remember to seal fondant you aren't using, or else it'll crust on the surface
Wrap tightly in cling wrap and store in an airtight container. You will have to knead it again to soften it as it dries a bit after a while.
Now go forth and use this to create beautiful things!
- 120.0g regular white marshmallows
- 1.0Tbsp Water
- 2.0c Pure Icing Sugar