EASY  fondant for the ten-minute decorator..

Marshmallow fondant is one of the secrets of the fuss free quick decorator..... and thank you to Cassie Harrex who's recipe we are re-posting here for you to use. Far easier to make than regular fondant, and a tasty alternative to cover your biscuits, cakes and bakes. Try this recipe and discover for yourself how delicious it can be! 

500 g white marshmallows 
2 tablespoons water 
1 kg icing sugar
Step 1
Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl and add the water. Microwave on High for 1-2 minute or until the marshmallows are puffed up in size and starting to melt. Carefully stir them until you get a smooth consistency. 
Step 2
Using a spoon, slowly mix in the sifted icing sugar, reserving one cup for kneading. Mix until you have a very stiff dough. 
Step 3
Remove the icing and place on a work surface that has been well-dusted with icing sugar. Knead the icing until it is smooth and no longer sticky to the touch (5-10 minutes). 
Step 4
Roll the fondant into a ball and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. 
Step 5
To use the fondant allow it to come to room temperature then roll it out on a work surface that has been well-dusted with icing sugar. 
If you wish to colour the fondant, add the colour to the melted marshmallows before adding the icing sugar. 
If you plan on colouring your fondant pink, yellow or orange, buy marshmallows in that colours to avoid having to colour it later. 
Marshmallow fondant can also be flavoured. Stir in your choice of flavouring after you remove the melted marshmallows from the microwave.
courtesey bestrecipes.com.au