I've never made fondant before, but decided to try this based on reviews. It turned out great! I made a double recipe because I needed not only to cover a round 4 layer cake, but I needed enough for decorations too. I ended up with plenty, and some left over. I made a few changes to the recipe because I was rushed for time: I stuck two large containers of marshmallow fluff in the freezer for about a half hour and then used them instead. I didn't use any water, but I did add the vanilla to the fluff. I then added powdered sugar about one cup at a time. Here's where I had problems: I dont have a stand mixer, so I tried mixing it with a hand mixer, and it failed miserably, wrapping the dough all up around to the top of the beaters. IT WON'T WORK, SO SAVE THE TIME AND DON'T TRY IT! I had to mix this by hand. Using a spoon wasn't working, so I tried using my hands. That was even worse. My husband had to scrape all the sticky fluff off me. Finally I just covered a wooden spoon in butter and stirred it. Much better! It was hard work though, and took forever! This recipe calls for 2 lbs of powdered sugar, but even doubling the recipe I DIDN'T double the sugar and it turned out fine and was plenty sweet! After making it I wrapped it and stuck it in the freezer for a half hour, and then took it out and let it set for another half hour. Kneading took about 15 minutes. Don't roll it too thin, and make sure to chill immediately. My cake fell apart because I didn't do that!
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I've never made fondant before, but decided to try this based on reviews. It turned out...