Easy Fondant Recipe-Half a Batch
I can’t tell you how many times I have made marshmallow fondant only to shake my head and try to figure out how not to waste half of it. Sometimes you just need half a batch to make a few little characters or some simple little flowers. Well, today I am sharing my easy fondant recipe that has been cut in half just for you!I love using this half a batch of fondant because I feel like I can cover small cakes or make fondant flowers without wasting anything. But you may be asking why there are three batches of fondant in this picture. I can explain that. I am also going to share my ‘Fourth a Batch of Easy Fondant Recipe’ with you later this week. It is great for practicing techniques to make flowers and characters.
I hope you are ready to start playing with fondant because that is something I want to add to the blog. It really does open up a new world of decorating. Stay tuned because there is a polar bear that is dying to meet you! I promise I will keep thing simple.
Supplies for Easy Fondant Recipe-Half a batch:
8 ounces of Marshmallows
1/4 cup of Solid Shortening such as Crisco-I never use that much. I do however place it in a small bowl just in case I need it.
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Water
1 pound of Confectioners’ Sugar (10x’s powdered) (We call it powdered sugar here in the south)
Easy Fondant Recipe-Half a Batch
- 8 ounces of Marshmallows
- 1/4 cup of Solid Shortening such as Crisco-I never use that much. I do however place it in a small bowl just incase I need it.
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Water
- 1 pound of Confectioners' Sugar
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt marshmallows and water for 35 seconds.Remove from microwave and mix. Repeat until the marshmallows are melted which will take about 2 minutes to melt them all.
- Remove from microwave. Grease a cutting mat or counter to mix and knead the fondant.
- Pour the powdered sugar onto the mat. Pour the melted marshmallow mixture into the powdered sugar. Rub the solid shortening on your hands and and start to knead. The marshmallows may be hot so be careful!
- Continue kneading and adding all the remainder of the powdered sugar.
- If your Fondant is dry or cracks, add a little more water.
- You will probably need to grease your hands several times during this process.
- Continue to knead until all the powdered sugar has been mixed into the fondant and you don’t see any more little powdered sugar balls hanging around.
- Rub disc with Crisco then, wrap it in plastic wrap and place it into a Zip Lock bag removing all the air. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks before use.
Here is a video to see how the fondant comes together when it is kneaded. It reminds me of making biscuit dough with my grandma when I was a kid. I always overworked it but, she would let me play and knead until I felt like my arms were going to fall off. I cherish those days in the kitchen with her. She was a great woman!
Doesn’t this look like fun? Click here for the step by step tutorial for the full batch of fondant.
Does seeing powdered sugar make your heart skip a beat? No? Just me. Okay. I love it and I don’t care who knows it! I love it so much that I wear a smudge of it on my face most of the time. 😉There it is, a half a batch of my easy fondant recipe! I hope you make it and create something amazing! Remember, stick around and I will share the fourth a batch soon along with some fun characters and pretty flowers!