It's that time of year again, when I scramble to get everything done for a very special little person's birthday. That's right my friends, Keeley's turning 3! I make him a custom cake every year based on what he's interested in. His first birthday was magical dragon themed, I made him a seven layer rainbow cake with fondant dragons on top. Last year his obsession was cows so I made him a farm cake full of little fondant cows. This year it's minecraft, and with our new vegan pledge I needed to improvise with the ingredients to make a delicious, cruelty free, and allergen free fondant.
vegan ricemallow fondant:
1tub of vegan ricemallow fluff (10 oz)
about 16 oz vegan powdered sugar
1tsp organic vanilla extract
cover the inside of a large bowl with a thin layer of shortening. Using a rubber or silicone spatula, scoop ricemallow fluff in bowl, generously cover hands in shortening (you may need to do this a couple times during the process to keep from getting too sticky) add 16 oz of powdered sugar and kneed until dough- like (about 8-10minutes ) when dough is stretchy and no longer sticky, form into a ball and add vanilla (if adding food coloring now is the time) kneed into dough adding more sugar if needed. refrigerate in plastic wrap or sealed container at least 8 hours before using. when ready to use, roll out about1/4- 1/2 inch thick, transfer to a lightly iced cake, and decorate!
UPDATE! the fondant is very sticky if it's too warm. Before rolling out fondant, make sure to have a cup of cornstarch ready. Coat surface in cornstarch as well as rolling pin, do not roll thinner than 1/4inch or you will not be able to transfer.