To make an easy homemade fondant, microwave 1 16-ounce package of miniature marshmallows, add 1/4 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mixture, and gradually add 2 pounds of confectioner's sugar while kneading the dough with your hands. Cover your hands in about 1/4 cup of butter to make kneading the dough easier, and knead for five to 10 minutes.
Make rolled buttercream fondant by combining 1 cup of shortening with 1 cup of light corn syrup in a large bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, then gradually mix in 2 pounds of confectioner's sugar. Knead the dough by hand until it is stiff and smooth, then store the fondant in the refrigerator or in a sealed container.
To make the rolled fondant recipe from FoodNetwork.com, heat 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin and 1/4 cup of water; keep the mixture on the stove until it is uniform. Take the mixture off the heat, add 1/2 cup of glucose and 1 1/2 tablespoons of glycerine, then stir the mixture thoroughly. Add 1 teaspoon of fondant flavoring, then pour the mixture into a bowl that contains 2 pounds of sifted confectioner's sugar. Use your hands to knead the fondant until it is stiff, and store the fondant in an airtight container when finished.