How I made fondant Carrots

I have never made fondant before. So many recipes out there. This one I sorta just winged it. So there really isn’t a recipe for you but I can show you how it is done.

Also homemade fondant taste SOOOO much better. I really don’t like the other stuff.

This is the only marshmallows I had in my house at the time. BIG campfire ones. Have you seen them before?  They are the size of 4 regular ones in ONE GIGANTIC Marshmallow. Craziness.

Since my marshmallows are so large I used kitchen scissors and cut them up into 6 pieces per marshmallow. I believe I used 6-7 large marshmallows for this.

Add a splash of water to wet your marshmallows a little bit, and then put them in the microwave in 10-15 second increments. Stirring between each time in the microwave until all your marshmallows are melted.

Now is a really good time to add your food coloring. Make it bright. (I ended up adding more red and yellow to make mine a dark orange after I took this photo)  Because when you add your sugar it is going to get a lot lighter. So brighter is better.

Here is the part I can’t really tell you how much I used. Icing / Powder Sugar. I believe I probably used 2-3 cups. I added 1/2 cup at a time. Mix well, once it started to get really thick I took it out and kneaded it like dough. I had to spray my hands with cooking spray in between to keep it from sticking to me to much. Keep adding sugar to the marshmallow till it is no longer sticky and play-do like feeling. If you put too much sugar, you can add a little bit of butter into your kneaded fondant.

Here is how it looks when your all done. BEAUTIFUL!!!!

I needed to make carrots for the top of cupcakes (carrot cake cupcakes of course.. YUM)

I used this candy / edible Easter grass to be part of my carrots. This is pretty cool stuff. It tastes alright. Kinda weird but- its edible and I needed to make carrots so I love it!!!

I just simply pinched off a piece of fondant rolled it in my hands to get little carrot shape, then stuck in 3 pieces of the edible grass… LOOK HOW CUTE!!!

I allowed my carrots to dry/harden up a bit on non stick foil. I also used a tooth pick to press in my indentations on my carrots to make them look a bit more legit. :)

I am so super proud of my fondant carrots. I have NEVER used fondant before- or even made it.

My daughter thought Chad and I lost our marbles eating play-do. She finally wanted to try and loved it too :)

I did have left over fondant. Wrap it in plastic wrap that you add a little cooking spray on, seal your left over fondant, and then I put it in a ziplock bag. As fondant I was told will keep for quite a few months. :)

Now I can’t wait for family to come over tomorrow for our Easter party and see my cute carrots.  They are not perfect by any means but I am happy with how they turned out. WOOO HOO!!







11 Responses to How I made fondant Carrots
  1. Pam
    April 23, 2011 | 10:09 am

    They look great MB! They look pretty realistic to me. Carrots aren’t perfect either…LOL

  2. Cheryl
    April 24, 2011 | 3:14 am

    Your carrots are ADORABLE…how cute would they be on Easter cupcakes?! Please tell me where you buy candy grass. Thanks for bringing so much joy to the lives of your readers.

  3. C&MB
    April 24, 2011 | 8:34 am

    Thanks!!! :)

    The grass I got at Target in the candy section :) Pretty cheap and I bet if you go tomorrow morning it will be 50% off on sale :) Happy Easter

  4. megan
    April 24, 2011 | 7:41 pm

    These are so cute. I made my own fondant once. I agree…so much better than store bought.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

  5. Erin @ Making Memories
    April 25, 2011 | 1:04 pm

    These are so cute! Making fondant kind of scares me. But I might have to give it a try. My kids would be so impressed! =o)

  6. Mama Bird
    April 25, 2011 | 8:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing your way of making fondant! I love the carrots and will be trying your recipe this weekend!!

  7. PartyMom
    April 25, 2011 | 11:03 pm

    Love this! Your carrots look so fantastic and the recipe seems so simple too…thanks for sharing!

  8. Lori@kitchenfunk
    April 26, 2011 | 9:08 pm

    Love these! My teen daughters love to bake and they make marshmallow fondant because I am allergic to almonds. These carrots are SO cute!! ~Lori

  9. Amber @ barbwired
    April 28, 2011 | 3:54 am

    Wow, you just keep coming up with great ideas!!!

  10. Natalie
    October 9, 2011 | 3:58 am

    Hi! Just wondering how long you need to leave these to dry? Could I make them a few days before the event and would they survive? They look so cute – can’t wait to try!

  11. Kathy
    March 10, 2012 | 9:03 am

    I add a dash of banana extract to give my marshmallow fondant a little pizazz. Almond is good too but the banana is unexpected.

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