Let's kick off this next two weeks of Valentine's posts with something unique shall we? Red velvet fondant. Wow.
Next week I'll be teaching a Valentine's themed cookie decorating class with the proceeds going to a good cause. One of the techniques I will demonstrate is covering and decorating rollout cookies with fondant. With a rare few exceptions I always make my own marshmallow fondant. Once you have it down, the process goes quickly and is way more economical that store bought.
One of my favorite tricks for making fondant is to take a package of the many flavored marshmallows available now and make marshmallow fondant out of them. Pumpkin pie spice, key lime, lemon meringue, peppermint marshmallows all have flavor and color and you can skip steps adding these in the creation process.
Store bought red velvet marshmallows probably exist somewhere but unfortunately nowhere in my vicinity this past weekend. So I improvised using regular marshmallows and scored!