My niece and nephew recently had a Halloween Birthday Bash for their second and fourth birthdays. Although I have made a few birthday cakes for my own children, I have never made one for another child’s birthday, so when my sister asked me to make their cake I was a bit nervous. Of course I was more than happy to put my skills to work, but seeing as though I have no formal cake decorating training, I am always anxious about whether my finished product will be as I intended.
A big part of what makes these cakes so yummy is the homemade marshmallow fondant. Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try:
- 1 bag mini marshmallows
- 1 box confectioners sugar (sifted)
- 1 tsp water
Heat the marshmallows and water in a microwave safe bowl until melted, about 45 seconds. Stir well until the marshmallow mixture is smooth. Add the confectioners sugar and mix well. Cover your hands in vegetable shortening and transfer the mixture to your work surface (also covered in shortening) and gently knead the mixture until it is uniform and smooth.
The fondant is best if you let it rest overnight. Wrap it well in plastic wrap and keep it in a ziplock bag removing as much excess air as possible. When you are ready to work with the fondant, reheat in the microwave for a few seconds so it is more pliable.
So easy and oh so yummy!