Thursday, February 9, 2012
Vegan Fondant Flowers
It's kind of a lazy flower, actually. Just roll out some fondant and cut out some flowers with a flower cutter. Then I like to roll a tiny ball and press it against the surface of a sieve, to get a bumpy texture for the middle of the flower!
The vegan fondant was extra sticky and has a weirder texture... kind of like a Japanese mochi. It's definitely odd.
To make this, buy some marshmallows (or vegan ones, in this case) and melt them down however you like. Add a tiny spoonful of glucose (or corn syrup, because who has glucose?) and a whole bunch of icing sugar.
(Sugar isn't really "vegan" depending on how strict you are... Though if you get your sugar from Ontario, you're good.)
Just keep adding icing sugar until you get a nice dough, not too soft or sticky. Wrap it in plastic and store in an airtight container. It has a pretty good shelf life at room temperature! The decorations will harden if left uncovered.