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Marshmallow Fondant


12 Min.
10 Min.
2-1/4 pounds

Decorate your desserts with fondant flowers, leaves and shapes using this quick, three-ingredient marshmallow fondant recipe. Wondering if you can eat fondant decorations? You absolutely can, and this recipe is sweet and tasty, too. Once you’ve mastered this marshmallow fondant recipe, add a few drops of gel food coloring and create any kind of dessert decorations imaginable! Learn all the pro tips about fondant and how to use fondant in baking!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
10 minutes
2 minutes


  • 16 oz
    mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup
  • 32 oz
    powdered sugar
  • vegetable shortening
  • gel food coloring (optional)


Equipment Needed 
spatula Spatula
microwave safe glass bowl Microwave-Safe Glass Bowl
disposable kitchen gloves Disposable Kitchen Gloves

Pour the marshmallows into a microwave-safe glass bowl.


Pour the water over the marshmallows and stir to evenly coat.


Microwave on high for 30 seconds then stir. Repeat until mixture is smooth.


Add 1 cup of powdered sugar to the marshmallow mixture and stir to combine. Gradually add additional powdered sugar until it will no longer combine.


Coat your hands (or disposable gloves) in shortening and begin kneading the mixture until it’s no longer sticky. You can knead in the bowl or on a prepped surface coated with shortening.


If you’re adding color to your fondant, coat your hands or gloves in shortening and knead a few drops of gel food coloring into the fondant.


Create gorgeous flowers and leaves with colored fondant dough and a few fondant supplies. Get started with Sunflowers, Roses, Daisies or Leaves.

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Jennifer Sbranti is a mom of 2 and the founder of Hostess with the Mostess (HWTM), a creative lifestyle brand established in 2006. Her graphic design work and party ideas have been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, and more. Through HWTM, Sbranti shares inspiring ways to *bring the fun* to special occasions and everyday moments.