This fondant icing recipe is perfect for adding a smooth and elegant finish to cakes and cupcakes. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a beautiful and professional-looking dessert that will wow your guests. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced baker, this recipe is sure to impress!

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 1 batch


  • 1 package (16 ounces) of mini marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 pounds confectioners’ sugar
  • Vegetable shortening for greasing


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the marshmallows and water. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
  2. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Sift half of the confectioners’ sugar onto a clean work surface and make a well in the center.
  4. Pour the melted marshmallow mixture into the well and knead, gradually incorporating the remaining sugar until a smooth dough forms.
  5. Grease your hands and work surface with vegetable shortening as needed to prevent sticking.
  6. Use immediately to cover cakes or cupcakes, or store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 120 per serving || Carbohydrates: 30g || Sugar: 25g || Fat: 0g || Protein: 0g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. Easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
  2. Creates a smooth and professional-looking finish on cakes.
  3. Can be customized with different flavors and colors.
  4. Stores well for future use.
  5. Ideal for both beginner and experienced bakers.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overheating the marshmallows in the microwave, as they can become tough.
  2. Avoid adding too much sugar at once, as it can make the fondant too dry.
  3. Ensure the work surface is clean and greased to prevent sticking.
  4. Store the fondant in an airtight container to prevent drying out.
  5. Avoid using old or expired ingredients for the best results.

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