Thursday, October 10, 2013

Somewhere over the rainbow

I am taking advantage of the fact that I have some time to actually built a cake from scratch. The my little pony theme is on its way and will be topped with a rainbow made out of fondant. I decided to make a marshmallow fondant so the kids can eat it as well. It is the easiest (but messiest) recipe ever. You mix 1 lb of powdered sugar together with 8 oz of melted miniature marshmallows. You get a sticky mess and knead it like you would do with bread until it is silky smooth. You can then take small parts of it and mix it with various colors (I used wilton's food coloring).  The rainbow will dry out and harden a bit over the next couple of days and I will add it on top of the cake with some tong depressors dipped in candy coating to keep the rainbow together and hopefully it will stand up. Keep checking back soon for a final "cake" picture.

Marshmallow Fondant Recipe

 -1 lb of powdered sugar
-8 oz of mini marshmallows
-2 tablespoons of water

Add the marshmallows and water to a bowl and microwave until melted (about 2 minutes).  Add the melted marshmallows to a bowl of powdered sugar and mix, mix and mix until you can no longer stir the mixture. At this point you can take it out of the bowl and knead it like you would knead bread until you have a smooth consistency.  I ended up adding a little bit more water at the end to get some stickiness back.  If you add too much, simply add more powdered sugar.

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