Marshmallow Fondant

Marshmallow Fondant

16 ounces mini marshmallows

2 - 5 teaspoons water

2 pounds powdered sugar

Crisco shortening (to be used for greasing hands)

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the marshmallows and 2 tablespoons water together, stirring after 30 second intervals. When marshmallows are melted, stir in about 5 cups of the powdered sugar, mixing well. Grease hands with Crisco and knead in the remaining powdered sugar. Add food coloring as desired. Knead the fondant for about 7 minutes. Additional water may be added 1/2 tablespoon at a time if mixture is too dry. Dust surface with powdered sugar and roll to 1/8 inch thickness to cover cake or to cut into decorative shapes. To store the fondant for later use, roll in a ball and lightly grease with Crisco. Double wrap tightly with plastic wrap, then seal in a zip-top bag. Store in refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before rolling out.