Home Made Marshmallow Fondant
I also don't like using fondant to cover cakes. And I never liked the taste of it. If you have a great butter cream icing and practice icing your cakes smooth you can have the same result. And it tastes better.
However, I have found a very good tasting home made fondant recipe. I decided to make my own for a couple of reasons. The cost of ready made fondant is very high. So the cost to the customer is higher in relation to a butter cream cake. So making it myself enables me to charge my customers much less. In today's economy this is a plus to both me and my clients. And second, the taste of this recipe far surpasses the ready made brands.
You can use this fondant recipe to cover cakes, make cut-out decorations or figures.
1/4 cup solid shortening (Crisco)
16 ounces of mini marshmallows
4 tbs water
1 ts almond extract (pure or imitation)
2 pounds of powdered sugar (sifted)
Keep on Baking!!! Fondly, DCRose