Friday, September 30, 2011

Easy Pumpkin Pie Spice Fondant & September's LOL Food Blogger Posts


I found these sitting on a grocery store shelf just calling my name.


I was momentarily distracted by their cute little pumpkin shapes.


But I knew they were destined to be turned into fondant. So here's what I did:

I poured the entire bag into a microwave safe bowl greased with crisco and added two tablespoons of water.


The bowl went into the microwave for 30 seconds. I took out the bowl and stirred the marshmallows with a wooden spoon greased with Crisco. Then it went back in to the microwave for another 30 seconds and the mixture was stirred again until all the marshmallows were melted.


I added about 1 pound of powdered sugar one cup at a time, stirring to combine.


After adding about half of the powdered sugar, I turned out the fondant onto a work surface greased with Crisco and worked the rest of the sugar into the fondant until it was no longer sticky. Of course, it was at this exact point in the process when my hands were covered with the sticky mixture I remembered another blogger's fondant post where she smartly used her stand mixer with the dough hook for this part. 


After the fondant was smooth I wrapped it in plastic cling film and stored it in a ziplock bag.


The fondant has a great taste and a lovely color. However, it can be tinted easily by kneading in whatever gel food coloring you like. I am not sure exactly what I will use it for but there are so many things you can do with this season version including  cupcake toppers and cookie decorating. 


Now onto this month's favorite funny food blogger posts:


Scarletta Bakes was pretty funny this month with her  Sweet Glazed Avocado Pop TartsQuinoa Streusel Muffins or her Chocolate Chili Cake in a Jar.


Food Network Humor's Definitely the Worst Food Truck Name of All Time.


Cookies & Cups' Lesson in envy and Cake Batter Blondies.


LilaLoa's Kid For Sale/Witch Hat and Cauldron Cookies.


Choosey Beggars' What to Drink This Week - St. Germain.


Cream Puff in Venice's Purple Potato Love Story.


The Art of Being Perfect has a stowaway on her trip to Paris.


Jim's Pancakes' Gift for His Wife or his Football Field.

8 comments:

  1. Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows??? Ah the wonders of America! Over here we're lucky to find the regular kind. I'm excited to see what you do with your fabulous fondant...

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  2. How cool is that!? I'll have to look for those marshmallows!

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  3. O MY CUPCAKES!!!!
    Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows, what will they think of next?
    Gr8 also for Whoopie pie filling, oh yes. love ur fondant.
    Blessings to u all,
    redraven

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  4. What a great easy way to flavor fondant.

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  5. You find the neatest things. I've not seen these marshmallows anywhere around here. Looking forward to what you decide to create with the fondant.

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  6. That is so awesome! I am going to keep an eye out for those marshmallows

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  7. Oh, wish I saw this before I left! I'd have lugged some home :) Finally gotten over the travel, it was lovely to meet you in person dearie.

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