Small Marshmallow Fondant Recipe
Are you ready for a recipe for a small batch of fondant? I mean this recipe is just the right size for me to practice making characters and it is just big enough to make some cupcake toppers without any left over. This small marshmallow fondant recipe is 1/4 of the size of a normal batch which makes it perfect for cupcake toppers and a perfect size to practice making characters with so don’t have a ton of it left over.
I hope you like the three different sizes of fondant recipes. I think you will find the size you need for any project you are working on. Well, maybe not any project but you know what I mean.
Marshmallow Fondant Recipes:
Start by rubbing a mat with solid shortening so you will have a surface to knead the fondant so it won’t stick.
Then, pour the powdered sugar onto the mat in a pile.
Next, melt the marshmallows with the water in the microwave. Melt it for 30 seconds at a time and stir every now and then until it is melted. Since it is only a few ounces of marshmallows it shouldn’t take that long to melt. Then, pour it into the center of the powdered sugar.
Start kneading it until it is smooth and pretty but remember, the marshmallows can be hot so be careful so you don’t burn yourself.
I like making fondant because kneading it reminds me of being in the kitchen with my grandma. She made biscuits from scratch almost every single day. Her biscuits were delicious and she let me knead the scraps as much as I wanted. Good memories.
- 4 ounces of Marshmallows
- .25 ounces of Solid Shortening
- 2 1/4 teaspoons of water
- 8 ounces of powdered sugar
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the 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 into the powdered sugar. Rub the solid shortening on your hands 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 the 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.
Stay tuned for our fun fondant adventure this year. I can’t wait to get started! As a matter of fact, there are a few little characters I made from this small batch of fondant sitting here waiting to have their picture taken. They are excited to see you!
Fun things to make with fondant:
Fondant Ribbon Roses-Ode to Inspiration
Fondant Owl-Cake Central
Jungle Fondant Cake Toppers – Pinwheels and Pompoms
Elephant Cake-Mega Silvita