My husband and my daughter have their birthdays the same month. They aren't really close together being over three weeks apart but until my little girl gets older we've decided to group them together for the meantime. For their luau themed party this year I decided to make two cakes and I wanted to try marshmallow fondant, a recipe I had found from Bridget at Bake at 350 (I love her blog, she is just too cute, if you haven't met her yet, you should). It was super easy to work with, and the kids loved the taste. A few of them ate just the fondant, not the cake. Talk about sugar overload, but isn't that what birthday parties are about. You can check out the recipe and her step by step post here.
Homemade marshmallow fondant (gf)
I used a decorating tip to cut out circles for the fish and then rolled them a little thinner with my fingers to make them bigger and more realistic. I also cut out strips to make the fins and layered both using a light brush of water to make them stick to one another. That was just the easiest way for me to do it at 1am. I'm sure there are better ways.
So if you have ever wanted to use fondant but were scared by cost or ease of use just go for it. You won't know what you are missing until you do.
Labels: dessert, gluten free