My sister has asked me to bake some cupcakes for her daughter to bring to school to share with her classmates and teachers to celebrate her birthday. This will be the last time I bake for my niece in Singapore as my sis and her family will be migrating to Australia at the end of this year. My boys will definitely miss the kids and I will miss my sister and my goddaughter. Fortunately for today's technology, emails, webmail, msn, etc etc is easily available so at least I can still talk to my sis regularly.
Sharing with you the colourful cupcakes that I did tonight. Hope the children will like the cupcakes.
This recipe is shared by a friend of mine. Thanks Ginny for sharing.
1 x 16 oz bag regular or miniature marshmallows
1 x 2 lb bag confections’ sugar (icing sugar)
2 tbsp water
2 tsp flavouring (optional)
1. Grease mixing bowl and a microwavable bowl that can be used to melt marshmallows in the microwave.
2. Place the marshmallows, 2 tbsp of water and 2 tsp of flavouring of your choice in the microwavable bowl coated with shortening and microwave on high for 1 min. Stir.
3. If the marshmallows are not melted, return to microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir.
4. Continue procedure till all marshmallows are melted.
5. Sift half of the confectioner’s sugar in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in the melted marshmallow.
6. Mix until marshmallows are incorporated into the confectioner’s sugar.
7. Mixture should be thick but still runny. Sift in remaining sugar. Continue to mix until well incorporated (you can use dough hook if you want to use the machine to mix).
8. Mix well until it becomes like a dough consistency.
9. Wrap fondant in plastics and make sure no air gets into it. Let it sit for about an hour or so to cool down.
10. May need to add 1 tbsp of shortening or more while kneading MMF before rolling out.
1. You can omit the flavouring since the marshmallows have a slight vanilla fragrance already.
2. Before kneading MMF by hand remember to grease your palms and table top well with shortening.
3. Coat the MMF with shortening before wrapping with cling wrap and resting till ready to use. Can be kept in fridge for 1 or 2 weeks if well wrapped. If it is too hard to be use, you can microwave it for 10 sec or thereabout to soften it. If it is too dry, you can add some shortening to knead.