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May 22, 2007

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Chris

Wow - this is cool. I always see and hear about fondant but have never worked with it 'cause I am not a fan of its taste when its wedding cakes I have tried. But, I love marshmallow! This may have to be a summer project...:) Thanks for all the how-tos!

sher

That's so interesting! I've never heard of this kind of fondant until now. It sounds much better than the regular stuff.

Butta Buns

Ah man, I'd give anything for one of those stand mixers. Thanks for posting this, I've always been intimidated by fondant but this takes some of the mystery out of it.

Glenna

Chris--so glad you're enjoying this. I was a little worried it might be boring to do the step by step, day by day thing. Hey, just because I'm obsessed with these cakes... you know?

Sher--It really is. I'm very impressed and pleased with whomever thought of this because it's not bad at all. Even Gene liked it and ate a fairly big ball of it and he HATES fondant.

Kate

That actually looks good. Sounds good, too. But after my frosting mess last week (14 minutes with a handmixer) I think it will have to wait until I find a stand mixer to play with.

Tanna

I think the best part of a project that is such an involved process is that I always learn something I didn't expect. Best of luck with the cake.

Glenna

Kate--Oh I hear you about the hand mixer. When I first started baking cakes professionally many years ago, I think I burned out a half dozen hand mixers before my husband saw that a standing mixer was worth the price. I'll never regret buying that.

Tanna--Totally agree with you! I'll never be one of those bakers or cooks who does the same thing over and over again exactly the same way. I'm like you. I like learning new things and challenging myself.

Glenna

BB- When you can, invest in one. It's one of those things I always thought "wow, that's a lot of money" but seriously, I've never regretted it once.

Fruittart

This is so timely! My Thing 3 has her birthday on the 28th and I bought a package of that icky Wilton fondant to play with. I don't like the taste of it at all so I haven't been too interested in working with it before, but I had an idea for a cake for the little princess and it wouldn't do to make it with buttercream . . . we'll see how it goes. I like the idea of the marshmallow fondant for covering the cake, even if it isn't what you would pick for making flowers & other shapes . . . at least the stuff that covers most of the cake would taste better!

Can't wait to see the rest of the story!

Glenna

Fruittart--I agree. That's exactly what I'm going to do. The marshmallow really isn't bad for when you need that look but I don't think the flowers or anything you need to look "sharp" or be harder would hold up with it. But hey, at least it's not as much waste to pick off the flowers and decorations. I think I'm still going to put a heavy coating of buttercream under the marshmallow fondant though. It's not THAT good.

Dianne

This looks fantastic! I've been looking for a fondant for my daughter's Castle cake for her birthday and I think this is the best one I've come across. I'm going to whip up a batch and let her try it. Thanks! :)

Glenna

Dianne--That makes me really happy to help. I know exactly what you mean. I was not thrilled about making Isaac's truck until this marshmallow fondant turned out so well. Now I'm thinking we can handle cutting it.

Kathe

I've been prying into your blog for a few days now and wanted to thank you for such a wonderful assortment of journals and tips!

I recently started playing with marshmallow fondant myself and as far as flowers go, I discovered by weeks of trial and error that you can add about a tablespoon of gum-tex, paste color and liquid flavoring while kneading it to make it the right texture for flowers!!

I chose raspberry since my cake project is lemon with raspberry filling.

The recipe I have is only 16 ounces marshmallow, 2lbs. confectioner's sugar and 2-5T water... I may try yours for the covering of the cakes, it sounds like it would roll better.

This will be my first fondant cake and it's for 75 people!!! I made 52 flowers last night... e-gads!

Wish me luck!!

Glenna

Kathe--Most excellent! Thanks for sharing your tips. i'll have to try the gum-tex/flavoring too. I thought about adding some coconut to the coconut cake but at the time I didn't think I was going to use the whole batch.

Good luck on your cake!!!!!

murat

Oh my good. Marshmallow Fondant sounds nice. I will try to make it.

Glenna

Thanks, Murat!

Nadia

OH great I like Marshmallow..thank you for recipe.

Glenna

Nadia--You're welcome!

Misty

I experimented with this a little bit (as far as the MM fondant)And another very tasty variation is to add 1oz bakers chocolate and 2Tbsp Ghiradelli Cocoa to the marshmallows while melting for an AWESOME Chocolate Marshmallow Fondant!

Cheap Air Jordans

What a great blog! It's a pity that i can't find your rrs address. If you can offer rrs subscription service, i can track your blog easier!

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