Mini Cakes with Homemade Fondant

February 2, 2019  |  Recipes  |  Written by
The Dollarista

Mini Cakes with FondantAt any party you host or attend, the cake takes center stage! This time around, I decided to skip the expensive price tag of gourmet bakeries and do it all myself. Using easy and delicious cake mix from Dollar Tree, I made my own mini cakes and even decided to take my sweet treat to the next level by following this recipe below for marshmallow fondant! Using just two ingredients, I was able to give my cake a smooth and creamy finish. Cover large and small cakes with a layer of fondant to make it look just like it came from a high-end bakery.

Super Sweet Supplies:

  • 4 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 4 Cups Confectioners Sugar
  • Pillsbury Traditional White Cake Mix
  • 2 Tablespoons of Water
  • Microwave-Safe Bowl
  • Food Coloring (Optional)
  • Rolling Pin
  • Knife or Cookie Cutter
  • Cake Pan
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • Spatula
  • Sprinkles or Any Additional Edible Cake Embellishments
  • Mini Square-Cut Cakes (Use a serrated knife to cut out small 1 to 4 inch squares of cake)Homemade Mini Cakes and Fondant

Whip Up Some Fondant:

  1. Bake a cake using the directions on the box (I added different colors of food coloring to mine).Homemade Mini Cakes and Fondant
  2. Cover your countertop with a sprinkle of confectioners sugar.
  3. Place the marshmallows and water in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute.
  4. Stir the marshmallows with a spatula until completely melted smooth. If lumps remain, microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
  5. Stir in the confectioners sugar with the spatula, until thick and paste-like. Turn out onto your countertop work space and knead for 3 minutes.Homemade Mini Cakes and FondantHomemade Mini Cakes and Fondant
  6. Add a few drops of food coloring and knead it into the fondant if desired (I kept my fondant white).
  7. Once kneaded into a smooth ball, use a rolling pin to roll your fondant ¼ inch thick.
  8. Use your fingertips to shape the fondant around your cake. You can use a knife or cookie cutter for trimming.Homemade Mini Cakes and Fondant
  9. Smooth with your hands and trim with a knife if needed.
  10. Finish by decorating your mini cakes with various embellishments such as sprinkles!  

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