marshmallow fondant and snowmen

xmas food 006These guys adorned our table while we ate lasagna… They are 99.9% edible~except for their toothpick skeletal systems.

To make them, I made more fondant and this time, it was neater, and a wee bit easier.  First, you melt marshmallows with a few tablespoons of water.

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do it in 20 second intervals, and stir with a spatula or spoon heavily coated with shortening.

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now, start mixing in confectioner’s sugar, (you will eventually work in an entire 32oz bag)

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to make this “magic” happen, you will also need to add 1/2 c of shortening, also. Keep mixing it all until it begins to form a dough. Then, grease up your hands and knead until it looks smooth. Coat with a layer of shortening, and wrap in plastic wrap and store in a zip top bag. It keeps FOREVER (well, so far…) I store mine in th fridge~and bring it to room temp to either roll out for cakes, or to make the snowmen pictured here:

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gumdrop hats, sugar pearl buttons and the eyes were nonpareils… yum!

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