Two exciting things happened last week. Silas turned one and I learned how to make my own fondant that doesn't taste totally gross. I hate traditional fondant. It`s kind of sickly and pasty and fake tasing all at once. This stuff is not only miles easier to make, but is actually pleasant to eat. Which is a really good thing as I am not all that skilled with buttercream icing. When I make cakes only with buttercream, they look like a 3-year old decorated them. And I did not want people to think I made Silas ice his own cake.
I got the recipe here, but if you google ``marshmallow fondant``, you`ll find heaps of recipes, all essentially the same. Don`t worry about the marshmallow being too hot to work with your bare hands. Marshmallow melts at a very low temperature so, unless you totally overcook it, you should be fine. Only one caveat: donèt try to make a 3-D sailboat out of it. It won't work. Trust me.