How to Make Marshmallow Fondant & Decorate a Cake: Bridal Shower Collab – Bigger Bolder Baking

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant & Decorate a Cake: Bridal Shower Collab – Bigger Bolder Baking


Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Marshmallow Fondant Hi Bold Bakers! I was very fortunate to be
part of a bridal shower thrown by Kin Community for fellow YouTuber Alex Garza. Today I’m
going to show you how to make Marshmallow Fondant and decorate a cake with it just like
the one I made for Alex. Also, stay tuned until the very end so you can see the bridal
shower footage and all of the other great channels that collaborated. So let’s get baking! I know like working with fondant and cake
decorating can seem like a daunting task but I’m hoping that after this video you get more
confidence and you’ll be able to do it yourself from scratch. To start out making your fondant, you’ll need
to melt your marshmallows with a little bit of water until they’re nice and soft and liquid.
You can do it in a microwave or over a bain-marie. This doesn’t take long. They literally take
seconds to melt. When your marshmallow is melted, it should look a little bit like
this. A big white, marshmallow lava mess. From here we’re going to mix this with our icing
sugar. Now you can do this process by hand. You’ll just need a lot of elbow grease and
it is a little bit messy. So I’m going to put mine on my kitchen mixer and mix it that
way. And then into your icing sugar goes your sticky
marshmallow. Now that your marshmallow is in there, turn your machine on low and try to combine
the two ingredients together. It does take a little bit of time and you’ll have to scrape
down the bowl a little bit. You just want to mix it on the machine until the icing forms
a ball. You’re not actually going to be kneading it on the machine. If you need to add a little
bit more of your reserve sugar, go ahead and do that. Once our fondant has come together, I’m going
to turn it out onto a well-oiled surface and I’m going to knead it until it’s nice and
smooth. Now you’re probably wondering, how am I going
to get this sticky mess out of this bowl. And it’s very simple, we’re going to oil our
spatula, oil our hands and get stuck in there and pull it all out. Stick with it and you’ll
be able to get all of your marshmallow out of your bowl. But then you have to figure out
how to get it off of your hands. If you’re new to my channel then welcome.
I really hope you’re enjoying this video. And if you haven’t done so already, don’t
forget to subscribe. So you know that icing sugar that you kept
from earlier, we’re actually going to knead that now into the fondant. And we’re going
to keep on working it until we have a nice smooth icing at the end. It will take around
5-7 minutes of kneading time. You’ll notice when you keep on kneading that your fondant
gets dryer and it gets smoother. So once you’ve incorporated all of your sugar, and your fondant
doesn’t feel wet, then you’re done. Once you’ve kneaded your fondant you can actually
start to add any color you like to it. So I’m going to keep a little bit aside and add
some pink color to it. And you want to keep kneading until all of the fondant is the same
color. We’re going to set this guy aside and I’m going to show you what we’re going to
use it for later. When storing your fondant, you want to cover
it with a little bit of flavorless oil so it stops it from drying out. Now we’re going
to move on to get our cakes ready. For my cake, I’m using my master recipe for
yellow cake. But you can use carrot cake, sponge, chocolate, whatever your heart desires.
Before we lay our fondant on our cake, we’re going to frost it with buttercream inside
and out. If your cake is uneven on top, give it a little bit of a slice and make it
nice and level. What I like to do is flip it over so you get the bottom as the top.
It’s nice to have a frosting layer between your fondant to keep your cake nice and moist.
We’re going to pop this cake in the fridge and let the crumb layer set. Our next step
is to roll out the fondant. To roll out your fondant, you want to generously
dust your surface with icing sugar. This will prevent it from sticking. It’s always handy
if you roll your rolling pin in a little bit of sugar as well. Roll it out wide enough
to totally cover your cake. Try to get an even thickness. Move your cake to a place
where you have space to decorate it. And then simply lay on your homemade marshmallow fondant.
And just unfold the little sheet that we did earlier. Smooth the fondant out with your
hands and slowly work your way down the sides of the cake. Make sure to smooth out any creases
that form. Use a knife to cut away the excess fondant but leave around 1/2 an inch extra because
you’ll need that later. Once you lay on your fondant and smooth down
the sides, you might think it’s not as smooth as you want it to be and that’s where this
guy comes in: it’s a fondant smoother. Now I’ve had this for around 10 years and I’ve
never used it. But until recently when I’ve started working with fondant, I realized what
it was and it works amazingly. If you don’t have one of these, you can use a spatula or
something with a hard edge. All we’re going to do is buff around the cake and get out
any lumps and bumps and try to get it as smooth as we can. To finish the bottom of your cake
nice and smooth, you can buff it with your fondant polisher or you can tuck it in underneath
the cake. I’m going to pop this cake layer in the fridge and get started on my other layer.
I’m only doing two but you can do as many as you like. And then just like the other
layer, go down the sides and smooth out any wrinkles and just get out any air. And keep
working until you get to the bottom. I actually think it’s easier to make your
own fondant than it is to buy because when you go to the store and try to buy it, they
sell it in such small packs that would never cover a cake of this size. So in my opinion,
it’s much easier to make it and much more rewarding. And then you can go along afterwards and smooth
it out. So remember that pink fondant that we died
earlier, we’re going to roll that out along with the leftover white fondant and we’re
going to cut out little beautiful hearts and lay them all around the cake. This makes it
a perfect cake for weddings, bridal showers or any special occasion. Just use a little
bit of royal icing to stick on your hearts. And then add on your next layer and continue putting
on your hearts. You can add splashes of color any way you want. I hope you fear fondant
no more and make your own beautiful creations. Make sure you check out the bridal shower
video and see how much fun we had. Thank you so much for subscribing to my channel and
I’ll see you back here again next Thursday for more Bigger Bolder Baking.

100 thoughts on “How to Make Marshmallow Fondant & Decorate a Cake: Bridal Shower Collab – Bigger Bolder Baking

  1. Hi OK I made this fondant and it was so sweet it was almost inedible what can I do to not do that next time thanks! love the channel BTW

  2. Hi Gemma, I came across your channel while searching for dairy free ice-cream and discovered more! I had tried making marshmallow fondant but was impatient, this video is excellent showing the little tips and tricks to make fondant icing…I'm ready for my Christmas cakes now! Thanks for the video and your other recipes, I'm hooked now ๐Ÿ™‚ Please continue with your channel's excellent work.

  3. Ahhh! I'm so happy! I finally just got a hand mixer. Now I'm able to make these amazing recipes. Can't wait to make the fondant

  4. was so afraid to make my own ..and your right the amount sold in stores is never enough always have to buy extra to cover my cakes and it can be very expensive..๐Ÿ˜ฑ…but after watching this video I'm much more at ease.. you made it very simple and explained it well…thank you.

  5. I just noticed that the only comment without a like is Gemma's own and hate which means if you leave a nice comment Gemma will like it which proves you are really nice ps. Could you make a giant chocolate heart cake please

  6. YOU ARE A GREAT TEACHER..THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME A BETTER BAKER AND FILLING ME WITH SO MANY NEW THINGS TO ADD TO MY SKILLS..THE KNOWLEDGE+STUFF ARE AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS…LOVE,LOVE,LOVE ALL YOUR YUMMY YUM YUMS

  7. I made this for the first time with my kids. they loved helping me knead it and we divided it into 4 quarters and colored them with liquid coloring. we did have to add a lil extra powder sugar but it turned out amazing. next we are going to make marshmall fondant candies for their friends. thank you so much for inspiring easier fun recipes.

  8. hi Gemma. lovely Video.
    I dont have a microwave yet and i was asking that you kindly show other ways to melt marshmalows.

  9. Thankss alot for this recipe I need it alot ..plzz rply my questions…I have 350gms of marshmallows hiw much should other ingredient quantities converted??if have less quantity we have to make small cake???nd I have powder colour how to use it??

  10. hey gemma I made the fondant without marshmallow the one with gwlatine and corn syrup…but my fondant becomes powdery when I roll it and it has elephant skin I'm upset please help ..

  11. Where do you store the cake if it is not going to be used/eaten the same day? – I think I saw someone saw that the marshmallow fondant melts if you put it in the fridge overnight.

  12. Gemma, your smile and energy are contagious. I love watching your videos to learn more from you. I never thought of making fondant, but this homemade recipe has definitely gotten it on my list of things to make in my kitchen and I'm super excited to try it! Thanks a bunch !!

  13. i just wanna try
    how much amount of ingredients should i use to make sure it works
    cause i don't like to waste things

  14. Hi gemma,
    Can I incorporate sugar and melted marshmallow mixer in a food processor and also can I use your homemade marshmallows for this?

  15. For how long can this fondant be stored? Also, does the cake taste more sweet after adding this fondant on the cake?

  16. just asking..what is the difference between marshmallow fondant with the regular fondant you've showed from your other video? thanks๐Ÿ˜Š

  17. Made it and came out really nice. ๐Ÿ‘It was a test, so I halved your recipe. Easy to make and great outcome. Thank you Gemma. Xx

  18. I've heard of marshmallow fondant but never watched it being made. So easy! Will absolutely have to try this because I did one fondant cake as a test and it used so much store bought fondant that it wasn't cost effective.

  19. hello! how long can I store the marshmallow fondant and what size of round cake this recipe can cover? thanks!!!

  20. Hi this was fun and messy to make this marshmallow fondant. I don't have a mixer currently so just used a bowl and spatula! That kneading was work but fun to do. Can't wait to use it for a cake. I heard to wait a few days before using it. Do I need to refrigerate or is room temp just fine. Failte!

  21. Hi, Gemma. Your bridal shower cake looks so pretty, and you look so cute and adorable in pink, plus your hair color keeps getting more and more beautiful. What's your honest opinion on bridal showers? Have a good day, Gemma. I love you, cutie pie. <3

  22. Hi, Chef! Help! Which fondant is better to use over a cake? Mallows fondant or icing sugar fondant? Thank you in advance๐Ÿ˜Š

  23. I'm Filipina but I always watch your tutorial because im a fun of this, i want to learn all ur recipes i love it…hope someday i will meet u and i personaly watch u wyl cooking…๐Ÿ˜

  24. Hi Gemma, i just tried this recipe with only 70g of marshmallow, 1 tablespoon of water to melt it. It then should be 1 cup of powdered sugar right? I haven't added fully the sugar,it has already become so hard ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  25. I tried for 2nd time wth still 70gof marshmallow, but i need to add a lot of water and really really a lot of powdered sugar then only it can become a dough๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    But it's still not so hard even after about 2 hours plus(for the sprinkles)๐Ÿ˜… so i just store them all in refrigerator.
    Thanks a lot for the interesting recipe๐Ÿ’–

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