This is what happened to me, my first time ever with fondant. I am no expert but I thought that I would give it a try for a baby shower cake. Microwaving the marshmallows did not work. I followed the instructions but the marshmallows would not melt; they would puff up in the bowl then deflate. I have a standard over the oven microwave. I would zap them 30 seconds, stir, zap them some more. They would not melt, instead they started turning brown. So I threw them out and started over. I melted them in a large pot on low heat; they melted beautifully. I put the 2 lbs. of powdered sugar into my Kitchenaid with a dough hook. I poured the melted marshmallow mixture over the sugar then turned the mixer on low. It didn't take long to make a nice paste. I then kneaded the dough by hand and followed Wilton's direction on adding colors with a toothpick. I needed to make about 5 different shapes, so I would use a little dough, add a little color. I was not impressed with Wilton's colors. No matter how little or how much more I added, it never gave the color that I wanted; it looked nothing like the colors on their box. I would also like to say that if you are using the whole bowl of fondant to cover a cake, it would probably be easier to add the color in the mixer with the hot melted marshmallow & sugar so the color is fully mixed in. It is difficult to knead in color in a large batch of fondant by hand to get the designed color all through. The fondant does taste great, however.
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This is what happened to me, my first time ever with fondant. I am no expert but I thought...