Fondant is a beautiful and smooth way to ice a cake. Its very versatile and once you get the hang of it, easy and quick to use. But fondant is also very expensive to buy, with a small bucket costing upwards of $30.
This recipe, made with marshmallows, is quick and easy to make and creates a soft and tasty sugar dough. One thing to note before you begin is that its very messy, no matter how many times I've made it, its always gooey and sticky and I always end up with a light coating of icing sugar all over myself.
You will need:
Before beginning, rub a generous coating of shortening on your bowl and spatula, keep the rest of the shortening in a small bowl close at hand.