A keeper! This is the first time I have made and worked with fondant. Using the tips by some of the top reviewers, I managed a pretty cake for my daughter's birthday. The tips from other reviewers that helped:
1. I used my big Kitchen Aid mixer with dough hook and greased the bowl. I think a smaller mixer might not have been able to handle the load. Definitely use the dough hook attachment.
2. I added the food color to the marshmallow mixture before adding the sugar.
3. I used clear vanilla flavoring to avoid color issues because I was going for a light aqua blue color.
4. I used Crisco instead of butter.
I did have a little trouble with stickiness and had to roll it out a couple of times to get it smooth, adding more powdered sugar each time. Transferring the fondant to the cake itself was a little tricky, but there are YouTube videos that can help. Given the nature of the ingredients, it was way too sweet for me, but the kids loved it. Also, I put a thin layer of frosting on the cake and chilled it prior to placing the fondant to help the fondant stick to the cake. If you get air bubbles in the fondant, use the tip of a sharp knife to break them and smooth down. I think a fondant roller would have been helpful, but a frosting spatula worked okay for me. I will be using this same recipe for my older daughter's birthday next week. Thank you for submitting this recipe!
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A keeper! This is the first time I have made and worked with fondant. Using the tips by some...