I decided to experiment with fondant. How hard can it be right? I heard that the homemade marshmallow fondant was much cheaper to use and tasted better than regular fondant so I decided to see what all the fuss was about. I used a standard marshmallow fondant recipe I found online:
16 oz marshmallows
2lbs confection sugar
2 Tbsp water
2 Tsp vanilla
Making the fondant wasn't as hard as I thought but it was VERY sticky!! My advice to anyone would be to grease everything that will touch the fondant with Crisco - a lot of Crisco! So I made my fondant, baked a square cake and decided to cover it with my fondant.
I colored my fondant green. It came out kind of tye dyed because my fondant wasn't warm enough when I was mixing the color in (I think?!) When I colored more fondant blue I made sure the fondant was warmer and it was much easier to color. But I think the tye dye looked pretty cool.