These 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.
do it in 20 second intervals, and stir with a spatula or spoon heavily coated with shortening.
now, start mixing in confectioner’s sugar, (you will eventually work in an entire 32oz bag)
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:
gumdrop hats, sugar pearl buttons and the eyes were nonpareils… yum!