Eagle Scout Flag Cake with Fondant

SomethingSwanky is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.

Show american spirit by making this delicious Eagle Scout Flag Cake With Fondant. its fun to make and eat!

I have four younger brothers (four!) and all of them are Boy Scouts. Three of the four are Eagle Scouts now, and a few weeks ago I got to go to the third brother’s Court of Honor:

And the best part was that I got to make a cake! I don’t know how many of you have made scouting-themed cakes, but I had a really difficult time coming up with an idea. So I googled. And googled. And googled some more and I ultimately landed on a cake with a fondant American flag draped over the two tiered layers with shooting fondant stars.

Here’s my fondant recipe (an adjusted version of marshmallow fondant)– it worked beautifully!

Ingredients (Fondant)

  • 16 ounces marshmallows (this is about 1 1/2 packages plus a small handful)
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening, melted + more for kneading if necessary
  • red, blue, and yellow colored dye

Instructions (Fondant)

  1. Place the marshmallows and water in a large microwave safe bowl, and heat in the microwave for 90 seconds. Stir until marshmallows are smooth.
  2. Add to the stand mixer: the melted marshmallows, the powdered sugar (yep, all of it at once), and the melted shortening.
  3. Knead on low with the bread hook. As the mixture starts to form a clumpy dough, increase the speed to medium, and then medium-high. Continue to knead until smooth fondant dough forms. Add more shortening if mixture is not pliable enough (too crumbly, clumpy). Add more powdered sugar (1/4 cup at a time) if the fondant dough appears to be too “loose” or thin.
  4. Remove fondant to a non-stick surface and knead by hand (adding shortening as necessary) until consistency is smooth and elastic (this shouldn’t take much kneading at all, maybe even none). Use immediately or store tightly sealed in a zip lock plastic bag until ready for use. Do NOT refrigerate.

If You Enjoyed This Recipe, Try More!

White Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge

White Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge

ยซ Previous Post

Bueno Bar Ice Cream Recipe

Next Post ยป

Perfect Chocolate Ganache Recipe

11 thoughts on “Eagle Scout Flag Cake with Fondant”

  1. Wow, I love it. My husband is the comissioner of our boy scout troop and I have 2 sons in it so I wish I knew how to work with fondant but I love your idea. Maybe I can make one similar???
    following you now.

  2. Aww Ahston, you are to cute girl. The cake turned out awesome, and I bet it was hard trying to figure out how to decorate it, thats a tough one for sure, lol. You did great though, for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing!

    I’d also LOVE to invite you to check out my weekly parties. I would be so happy if you linked up, this and any other fabulous project you are working on.
    Stop by anytime to say hello!!!
    Hugs, Bella ๐Ÿ™‚
    **AMAZE ME AUGUST** @ Bella Before and After Any projects, recipes, diy welcome.
    **PARTY PLANNING TUESDAYS** @ Euro Style Cakes. All your party planning tips, decorations, invitations, and recipes welcome at my NEW party.

  3. I just made a copy of your marshmallow fondant recipe. I’ve been paying waaaaay too much for ready-to-use fondant. Can’t wait to make some of my own to use on my next cake challenge! Thanks for sharing. -Lindsey

Comments are closed.