I've always liked the look of fondant but it just tastes so awful! Then I found this recipe and thought I'd try it. But before I had time to I came across and signed up to take a fondant class. At the 1st class the instructor said marshmallow fondant is far better taste-wise (and cost-wise) to use on a cake but the store bought stuff is better when making 3-D decorations. (I'll have to test that for myself.) So before the 2nd class I whipped up a batch using this recipe and found it to be very easy to make. I did microwave the marshmallows at 30 sec intervals until melted, then used my Kitchen Aid mixer to mix everything together, making sure to grease the bowl and dough hook very well with shortening prior to adding the ingredients. The mixer did the kneading for the most part, then I completed the kneading on a large, greased plastic cutting board. I think you could do it on a greased countertop if need be. It worked great! 2nd class came and the instructor told us if the marshmallow fondant is too hard to knead when you're ready to use it you can zap it in the microwave for just a couple of seconds and it becomes pliable again. Use caution when microwaving it, it only takes a couple of seconds. I haven't tried coloring the fondant yet but I don't see that it would be a problem whether you add the coloring to the melted marshmallows first or knead it into the finished fondant.
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I've always liked the look of fondant but it just tastes so awful! Then I found this recipe...