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    Make your own marshmallow fondant- cheap, easy to make and easy to colour. Just melt white marshmallows in the microwave for 5-10 secs, add food colouring and icing sugar until it comes together to form a solid but workable dough. You can chuck in microwave for a second to soften it, or add more icing sugar to harden it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Make your own marshmallow fondant- cheap, easy to make and easy to colour. Just melt white marshmallows in the microwave for 5-10 secs, add food colouring and icing sugar until it comes together to form a solid but workable dough. You can chuck in microwave for a second to soften it, or add more icing sugar to harden it.
    Thanks for this, I'd never heard of it before but I googled it and found a good tutorial for it. http://seddy5.typepad.com/blog/2010/...w-fondant.html

    Great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    The cake cost me about $5 to make but i had all the ingredients already. The fondant cost about $15 (got a kg from the cake shop). Maybe all up about $30. But like i say i had all the cake ingredients (flour, cocoa, eggs, sugar etc). If you dont have all the ingredients it will probably cost more.
    That's not too bad. So you only needed 1kg of fondant? I would have all the cake ingredients. I've had some quotes to have one made and they range from $120 to $180. That's way two much for a family gathering for a 2nd birthday. If it was a 21st that would be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOldOwl View Post
    That's not too bad. So you only needed 1kg of fondant? I would have all the cake ingredients. I've had some quotes to have one made and they range from $120 to $180. That's way two much for a family gathering for a 2nd birthday. If it was a 21st that would be different.
    Yup i only needed 1 kg of fondant. I used a 8" round cake tin i think and a 2ltr pyrex bowl i think.
    Yeah some quotes can be alot for cakes.


 

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