I know what you are thinking! You are thinking, “I decorate with Royal Icing so I don’t need Fondant!” Well, hang on a second before you make up your mind!
I have been kicking around the Fondant idea for some time. I even took a class with my good friend Johnna aka The Polka-dot Zebra recently. Then, I decided I am going to do it so before I left for Cookie Con I made this tutorial. THEN, I saw Glory from Glorious Treats at Cookie Con . She was awesome and did things that made my head spin! Twist my arm no more Mr. Fondant! I will use you on my cookies! I may never completely cover my cookie with fondant but, I have a few ideas for cookies and cupcakes that I want to share this holiday season. But, before I could share my ideas, I need to share the recipe so here you go.
There are hundreds of recipes out there that are all almost the same. I adapted mine a little from Peggy Weaver’s Fondant Recipe.
1 pound bag of marshmallows
1/8 cup Crisco Shortening (you don’t need much)
3 Tbls water
2 pounds Powdered Sugar
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt marshmallows with 2 Tbls of water for 35 seconds.
- Remove from microwave and mix.
- Place back in microwave for an additional 35 seconds.
- Remove and stir.
- Continue this until the marshmallows are melted approx 2 minutes.
- Remove from microwave.
Now that we have a fondant recipe, and we know about Tylose Powder, we are going to create some cutes things for cookies and cupcakes.