Food hack: Cheat’s marshmallow fondant

Learn how to make fondant icing using only 2 ingredients with this simple food hack that uses marshmallows as you never would have thought to before! This easy recipe will show you exactly how to make marshmallow fondant in a matter of minutes. You won't believe how easy it is to make fondant icing this way.

Yes, you really can make marshmallow fondant with just a handful of marshmallows and some icing sugar. This nifty little trick is definitely going to turn your cakes into Bake Off-worthy masterpieces.

After watching 2015 Bake Off winner Nadiya make marshmallow fondant to cover her cakes, we wanted to try it ourselves. We just didn't realise how easy it truly is! We just can't believe how quick you can turn a bag of marshmallows into smooth fondantising that rolls so easily.

For this food hack, you will need:

2x 150g bags mini white marshmallows 400g icing sugar, plus more for dusting

Melt marshmallows in a heatproof bowl in a microwave at a medium heat, stirring every 20 seconds.

Stir until fully melted, then gradually add icing sugar to form a ‘dough'.

Use your hands to bring the fondant icing together and roll out using a rolling pin on clean surface dusted with icing sugar.

Use the rolled fondant to cover your cake or use a cookie cutte to cut the fondant into shapes to decorate cupcakes or biscuits. The possibilities are endless!

This hack is so simple - once you've rolled up your sleeves and given it a go, you won't look at a pack of fondant the same way again. Why not jazz it up a bit and add food colouring to colour your fondant?

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies