For the cake I made a two tiered cake of my Chocolate cake recipe that is in many other posts and I covered it -or dirty iced it as they say with any frosting, I have posted a few flavors in other posts. Then the fondant gets draped over the frosted cake.
Marshmallow Fondant Icing recipe
16 oz bag of Jet-Puffed mini marshmallows
A 2lb bag of C & H powdered sugar
2-5 tbsp water
1/2 cup or more of white Crisco…or Spectrum ( I prefer) shortening
1 pair of surgical gloves
Melt your entire bag of marshmallows plus 2 Tbsp water in a large glass bowl every 30 seconds stirring in between until it is completely melted. This usually takes 2 mins or so. Clean your counter well. Dry it then cover it with Crisco put your gloves on and cover your gloves with Crisco well too. Add your food coloring to your bowl of melted marshmallow. Stir it in well then add 3/4 of the bag of powdered sugar. mix it in well too. Then knead the dough-like fondant on the counter adding slowly the rest of the powdered sugar. If it gets too sticky or tears add a little water and continue. if it starts sticking to your hands or counter add a little more Crisco to your hands or your counter. Keep kneading until smooth and well mixed. Consider this your workout for the day. Then you can store it at this stage wrapped tightly in saran wrap in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. I prefer to get it over with because you will have to regrease your counter… fyi. Roll it out to your desired size and enlist the help of another person to help you drape it over your already dirty iced cake Make sure you had dirty iced your cake with a lot of icing to make sure the fondant will look smoothest. Once draped trim the bottom edges and smooth it out evenly. Add any additional icing decorations … I used decorator icing for mine in a Wilton disposable bag with a few different tips. And the Mermaid centerpiece was purchased online and is made entirely of plastic….I know I totally cheated at the last minute. What can I say … I was tired. lol