I prefer to make my own homemade fondant for use in most of my cakes. I make what is commonly referred to as “Marshmallow Fondant” from only 3 ingredients: Water, confectioner’s sugar, and marshmallows. Simple and amazing!
I start by carefully sifting my powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. Next, in a separate bowl, I add 2-3 tablespoons of water to a bag of mini marshmallows. After mixing it up a bit, I pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Take it back out, mix again.
Pop it in for another 30 seconds. Take it out and mix it up. Yes, I mix, A LOT. 😛 (By the time you’re microwaved it twice, things are getting melty at this point.) Still, I put it in for another final 30 seconds, then mix it up one final time, making sure all the marshmallows are sufficiently melted into the mix.
Next I slowly add powdered sugar into the sticky marshmallow mix, until it’s too sticky to deal with a spoon. Then it’s time to turn the bowl out onto a clean greased surface and knead the mixture together until it’s well mixed. Once mixed, it’s very very soft and needs to be refrigerated overnight. I carefully wrap the fondant in Saran Wrap, making sure it’s sealed before carefully placing it in the refrigerator. In the morning, I take it out and it’s usually pretty rock hard. It needs to be kneaded out (which is a workout within itself!), before it’s colored and molded!