Food Storage and Fondant

Ok so this is TOTALLY stretching it – but when a sister gets married you have no time for coming up with new posts – so you’ll have to use your imagination.

IMAGINE – you have to make a wedding cake and you only have food storage items as ingredients – well YOU CAN! Last summer I forced myself to try fondant icing after wasting hours upon hours watching the cake decorating shows thinking it looked so totally cool.

Well it turns out I found this great recipe with really great instructions and it uses SHELF STABLE (that’s how I am making this post relevant) ingredients. The only 3 ingredients are marshmallows, powdered sugar, and shortening.

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So I tried a little for fun cake and then my sister got engaged and she thought I should make her wedding cake -my very first wedding cake -. HELLO SCARY! Well it actually turned out and I had a blast doing it.

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No one warned me how sad I would be when the bride and groom took the knife to my very first wedding cake masterpiece and RUINED IT!


  • that cake looks amazing….I have tried making fondant too from marshmallow and its really easy and fun to make….
    how long do you think we can store a marshmallow fondant in our fridge for future use?

  • hotmommamusic

    that is one amazing cake especially for your first! Wow! Great Job.

  • laurabeek

    Just in time to make a hello kitty cake for my daughter's birthday! Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    that is one amazing cake especially for your first! Wow! Great Job.

  • hotmommamusic

    that is one amazing cake especially for your first! Wow! Great Job.

  • Anonymous

    Just in time to make a hello kitty cake for my daughter’s birthday! Thanks!

  • laurabeek

    Just in time to make a hello kitty cake for my daughter's birthday! Thanks!

  • sue

    Congratulations on making the fondant!

    I found the same recipe two years ago for our son’s birthday – he wanted a jedi light saber (we entered that stage of parenting – The Star Wars Years – LOL) and it worked out really well. πŸ™‚ It was much easier than dealing with almond paste and gave me time to work the fondant (although I didn’t roll it thin enough) and make the cake look good. πŸ™‚

  • sue

    Congratulations on making the fondant!

    I found the same recipe two years ago for our son's birthday – he wanted a jedi light saber (we entered that stage of parenting – The Star Wars Years – LOL) and it worked out really well. πŸ™‚ It was much easier than dealing with almond paste and gave me time to work the fondant (although I didn't roll it thin enough) and make the cake look good. πŸ™‚

  • My sister swears by this stuff. She made a hamburger for one of her kid’s birthday party. It looked fabulous.

  • My sister swears by this stuff. She made a hamburger for one of her kid's birthday party. It looked fabulous.

  • jj

    How beautiful! I love the roses on top of each layer.

  • jj

    How beautiful! I love the roses on top of each layer.

  • Anonymous

    What! I wish I had seen this post sooner. I wanted to make an awesome fondant cake for a party this week- but it is $10 for enough to cover one 8 inch round at the store. I should have thought to just make my own. The cake looks fabulous

  • crysfreeman

    What! I wish I had seen this post sooner. I wanted to make an awesome fondant cake for a party this week- but it is $10 for enough to cover one 8 inch round at the store. I should have thought to just make my own. The cake looks fabulous

  • Lisa

    That cake is amazing to look at!! Wow.. just AMAZING!!

  • Lisa

    That cake is amazing to look at!! Wow.. just AMAZING!!

  • It's on our blog today….there is a link to the recipe.

  • It's on our blog today….there is a link to the recipe.

  • Where can I find this recipe?? It sounds like a good one to have. I am trying to keep those "extras" in my food storage, but if I don't have the recipe it won't do me any good. HELP!

  • Where can I find this recipe?? It sounds like a good one to have. I am trying to keep those "extras" in my food storage, but if I don't have the recipe it won't do me any good. HELP!

  • Suzanne try it! It's easy, fun and yummy. I think the stuff that goes in boxes pre-made is probably not that yummy but this is good.

  • Suzanne try it! It's easy, fun and yummy. I think the stuff that goes in boxes pre-made is probably not that yummy but this is good.

  • I've used this recipe. My kids are the pickiest kids ever, and they love it!! It actually tastes darn good.

  • I've used this recipe. My kids are the pickiest kids ever, and they love it!! It actually tastes darn good.

  • This is one that I might actually be willing to try. I love the look of fondant, but have always heard horrible things about the taste. Starting with marshmallows has got to make it better, right?

  • This is one that I might actually be willing to try. I love the look of fondant, but have always heard horrible things about the taste. Starting with marshmallows has got to make it better, right?

  • This is really cool!

  • This is really cool!

  • My daughter makes amazing cakes with this recipe! You can shape just about anything with it.

  • My daughter makes amazing cakes with this recipe! You can shape just about anything with it.

  • Works with a Kitchenaid too! Just use about half the crisco to grease the blade and bowl and let it go!

  • Works with a Kitchenaid too! Just use about half the crisco to grease the blade and bowl and let it go!

  • Works with a Kitchenaid too! Just use about half the crisco to grease the blade and bowl and let it go!

  • Works with a Kitchenaid too! Just use about half the crisco to grease the blade and bowl and let it go!

  • Caroline thanks for the tip. I saw this recipe about three months ago, but haven't had a chance to try it yet. I love my Bosch!

  • Caroline thanks for the tip. I saw this recipe about three months ago, but haven't had a chance to try it yet. I love my Bosch!

  • ps- I use my Bosch mixer to mix the first 2/3 of the icing sugar in. It reduces the sticky mess infinitely and you just grease the bowl before you start.

  • ps- I use my Bosch mixer to mix the first 2/3 of the icing sugar in. It reduces the sticky mess infinitely and you just grease the bowl before you start.

  • I love this marshmallow fondant recipe! I have been using it for over a year now. Beautiful cake!

  • I love this marshmallow fondant recipe! I have been using it for over a year now. Beautiful cake!

  • Marshmallow fondant is my fave. I use it for all my birthday cakes!

  • Marshmallow fondant is my fave. I use it for all my birthday cakes!

  • Anonymous

    I am seriously impressed! What a beautiful cake!! Great job. πŸ™‚

  • tallmich

    I am seriously impressed! What a beautiful cake!! Great job. πŸ™‚