This was SUPER easy to make and it tasted GREAT! I followed others advice and used Crisco instead of butter. It was VERY sticky work, and took longer than I thought to knead the dough, but it got there. I left it in the fridge overnight, and started working with it the next morning. It was pretty stiff, but ripped it apart and got it pliable in smaller sections, as I'm just not used to kneading. But once it was workable, it became very easy to use. My biggest problem was I ran out of counter space! This being my first time using fondant (I don't consider my disaster about 5 years ago with the store-bought stuff!), I wasn't sure about the amount to use on my cake, etc. But my Hello Kitty cake (made from 2 8in round cake pans stacked) turned out great! The color of the Marshmallow Fondant here didn't need to be changed at all, and again, the taste was fabulous! And I had a TON left over!
I am one of those people who HATE the taste of Fondant, and if you are one of them as well, don't let this dissuade you. This is infinitely better. For years my personal cake decorating has been limited to my buttercream creations, but I've always wanted to try a hand at Fondant decorating. But why try something if you don't want to taste it? Now I have no worries!
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May 18, 2011