How to Make Marshmallow Fondant Recipe

To me, Marshmallow Fondant is easier to work with and taste so much better than regular fondant! It’s also a lot cheaper making it on your own then buying store bought.


homemade marshmallow fondant recipe


I love the way fondant looks on cake, but I don’t like the way it taste! If you are like me, then you need to try this Marshmallow Fondant Recipe! It’s really good and looks just like regular fondant. To me, Marshmallow Fondant is easier to work with as well. Try making this Marshmallow Fondant Recipe and let me know what you think!


How to Make Marshmallow Fondant Recipe:

homemade marshmallow fondant recipe

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 bag mini Marshmallows
  • 2 tsp water
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 to 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • Food coloring(s) of choice


  1. Sift powdered sugar and set aside. If your powder sugar is not sifted you will have lumps in your fondant.
  2. Place 3 tablespoons of shortening in your mixing bowl or kitchen aid.
  3. Place bag of mini marshmallow in a micro safe bowl. Sprinkle 2 tsp of water over marshmallows and mix to coat.
  4. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Continue to microwave for 30 and and stir until Marshmallows are melted.
  5. Pour melted Marshmallows over shortening, add one cup sifted powdered sugar.
  6. Mix until the Marshmallow mixture looks like icing; nice and soft. (If you want to add color you can do it now) If you are using multiple colors you can hand knead it in later.
  7. Add more powdered sugar, adding a 1/2 cup at a time until it comes to a thicker, but not to thick consistency of fondant. You want it sticky but not to sticky.
  8. Make sure your work surface is very clean, sprinkle generously with sifted powdered sugar. Use a spoon to scrape your fondant out of the bowl and place on the sugared work surface.
  9. Coat your hands with shortening if you need to knead more powdered sugar into your fondant. Or if you are going to hand knead in color.
  10. Roll out your fondant to the shape you want, carefully transfer it to your cake.
  11. **Tips for a square/rectangle cake; do the corners first by forming them around the cake, then do the sides. Use a small roller to cut the excess fondant from the cake.
  12. **For a round cake, shape your fondant into a circle that is the same diameter as your cake. Cut off the excess fondant, tuck the edge of the fondant under to cake bottom.

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Now its ready to roll out and use to decorate your cakes and cookies! You can also cut out shapes and designs to decorate your icing! I hope you enjoy our How to Make Marshmallow Fondant Recipe! You can also check out The Ultimate Cake Survival Guide: Marshmallow Fondant: (how to make, cover and decorate a cake with fondant people actually want to eat!)

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How to Make Marshmallow Fondant Recipe

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant Recipe was last modified: January 21st, 2019 by Bianca

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