Halloween Petit Fours and Homemade Marshmallow Fondant are super easy no bake Halloween treats that you’ll love making for your party!
Also Amanda uses pre-made fondant, but I hate hate hate pre-made fondant, and it taste like old playdough. blah.
So I made Homemade Marshmallow fondant (Recipe Below). That way when I serve them, people are not picking off the fondant or decorations and throwing them away. They are actually yummy 🙂
Place the mini marshmallows and the water in a large microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave on high for 1 minute, until the marshmallows are puffy.
Stir the marshmallows with a rubber spatula until they are melted and smooth.
(if there are some that are unmelted, return to the microwave for 30seconds)
Add the powdered sugar and begin to stir with the spatula.
Stir until everything is mixed or to the point where it is impossible to stir it anymore.
Scrape the fondant out onto a workspace that has been dusted with powdered sugar.
The fondant will be sticky and lumpy, with lots of sugar that has not been incorporated yet.
Dust your hands with powdered sugar, and begin to knead the fondant mixture. You’ll need to work the sugar into the marshmallow with your hands. This will take a little time. Just keep kneading it until it is combined and looks like fondant. It will become smooth and loose all the “stickiness” (add more sugar if necessary)
Roll into a ball, and now it’s ready to use.
Halloween Petit Fours
Will Make 12 Little Petit Four Cakes
What you need:
Oreo Cakesters (My box came in 12 count)
Marshmallow Fondant (or pre-made)
Rolling Pin (I bought a fondant rolling pin at Hobby Lobby)
Powdered Sugar for dusting.
Food Coloring (optional)
(Sorry I didn’t take any pictures while making them, I’m not that cool or talented, but Amanda did when she made her’s)
What to do:
Unwrap the Oreo Cakesters.
Start kneading your fondant to make it workable. (You might want to have a little extra powdered sugar nearby in-case it starts to get sticky from the heat of your hands.
If you want to color your fondant, you’ll want to do that now. I made Orange, Green, and Black for mine.
I used Americolor Soft Gel Paste Food Color. I like the gel food coloring better.
To color the fondant, pull off a chuck of fondant and roll it flat. Drop a few drops of food coloring into the center of the fondant and knead the coloring onto the fondant. (You may want to wear gloves for this if you don’t want your hands to be stained with the coloring).
Once the fondant is colored, you can start to cover and decorate your OREO cakesters.
I covered my cakesters by using about a golf ball sized ball of fondant to cover each one.
Rolling my fondant out into somewhat of a circle with my fondant rolling pin. I then draped the fondant over the cakester and smoothed it down with my fingers. Smooth it all the way down so that the fondant is flush with the cake.
For the bottoms, I used a pizza cutter to cut away the excess fondant.
Carefully flip the fondant covered cakester over and smooth the edges onto the bottom, so that the whole cake is covered.
Now they are ready to decorate 🙂 You can also use the fondant to make fondant decorations.
This was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be, it’s just like playing with playdough!
(I used a little corn syrup mixed with water and a food safe paintbrush to stick my fondant decorations onto the cakes)
Or you could use edible markers to decorate them.
Side Note: Yes.. I know mine are not perfect, I am in no way any kind of great baker, but my family still loved them, and I loved them 🙂
So these are some of the ones I did: