Decorating cupcakes for mom

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Avalon Yarnes from Avalon Cakes shows us how to decorate cupcakes for Mother’s Day.

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Marshmallow Fondant
Ingredients
-16 ounces mini marshmallows
-2 tablespoons water
-2 tablespoons light corn syrup
-1/4 cup Crisco or other vegetable shortening (and a little more for the end)
-1 teaspoon vanilla (or flavor of your choice), clear
-2 pound bag, approx. 7 cups, confectioners’ (icing) sugar, sifted
Pour marshmallows into microwave safe bowl, then microwave on high for approximately one minute. Stir well for
about one minute. Continue to microwave on high in 30-second intervals until all the marshmallows are puffed up
and melted.
Take out of microwave and add water into bowl. Pour into a kitchen aid mixer with a dough hook attachment Add
remaining ingredients except confectioners’ sugar. Mix on low until all is incorporated. (You can also do this by hand
with a spatula coated in a little vegetable shortening).
At this point you can add any gel colors to your fondant in order to create uniform color, including white coloring to
get a true white color.