how to make marshmallow fondant

Cakes: (Makes 20 approx)

  • 175g butter 
  • 180g  golden caster sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 180g self-raising flour

Marshmallow Fondant:

  • Bag of Marshmallows (A couple generous handfuls!)
  • Icing Sugar
  • Food Colouring (Optional!

Chocolate Orange Buttercream:

chocolate orange buttercream


  • Halloween Decorations (Wilkinsons)
  • Gold & Silver Edible Shimmer Powder
  • Silver Balls
  • Food Colouring
  • Anything else you fancy!

Cupcakes Method:

marshmallow fondant great British bake off

  1. Preheat the oven to around 175c
  2. Whisk the butter and sugar till light and fluffy (electric whiskers are your friend)
  3. Whisk the vanilla and eggs into the mixture
  4. Add the flour in slowly and mix together well, it should be light and fluffy!
  5. Add food colouring if you’d like. I added 2tsp ChocoShot to mine!
  6. Bake till they spring up when pressed. Stab ’em with a sharp knife to check nothing comes away! Should take about 16 mins. Leave them to cool.

Fondant Method:

nadia marshmallow fondant

  1. Heat marshmallows in a large microwavable bowl, use something with room for the marshmallows to grow! About 1min on full power, stir then blast again if it’s difficult to mix.
  2. Add food colouring if you wish! Slowly add icing sugar until it bonds together and forms a workable fondant.

make your own fondant

  1. I didn’t measure anything here really! I left my fondant for a while as well in the fridge, and just popped it in the microwave for 30 secs when I was ready to use it.

Buttercream Method:

halloween buttercream

  1. Melt the butter slightly in the microwave so it’s easier to work with
  2. Add the Chocshot

easy buttercream

  1. Slowly stir in the icing sugar untill it’s a nice, well-mixed butter cream!
  2. Wet your fingers to make it more pliable and shiny again, but not too much!

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