Anne Strawberry Actually Did It- Marshmallow Fondant

from Fondant 101 via Cuppycakes

 

Makes about 3 lbs of marshmallow fondant

 

16 ounces Jet Puff White Mini-Marshmallows

2-5 tbsp water

2 lbs C&H Powdered Sugar

about 1/2 cup Crisco shortening, to grease hands and work surface

 

Melt marshmallows and 2 tbsp of water in a microwave safe bowl. Put the bowl in the microwave for 30 second intervals (stir between intervals) for about 2-1/2 minutes until marshmallows are melted. Place 1 to 1-1/2 lbs of the powdered sugar on the top of the melted marshmallow mix.

Grease your entire hands and surface generously and dump the bowl of marshmallow/sugar mixture in the middle.

Start kneading like you would bread dough. It will be VERY sticky at this stage! Add the rest of the powdered sugar and knead some more. Re-grease your hands and surface when the fondant starts sticking. If the mix is tearing easily or it is to dry, add water (about 1/2 tablespoon at a time). Continue to knead and add water until there are no bits of powder sugar visible. It usually takes about 8 minutes to get a firm smooth elastic ball so that it will stretch without tearing.