I’ve never made fondant before. Let’s just get that out in the open. Honestly, even though I am a “food professional,” the thought of making fondant seems overly complicated and time-consuming. Plus, when I think of fondant, I think of the stuff you can buy in craft stores. Let’s face it, that stuff doesn’t have a whole lot of flavor. So when this Carrot Cake was developed in the Test Kitchens, I was a bit reluctant to try it. “But it’s made with butter!” said the recipe developer. That sounds better than the shelf-stable fondant, but I still wasn’t convinced. “It’s made with marshmallows, too!” she said. Okay, I like marshmallows. A lot. “It has cream cheese frosting underneath!” she continued. Alright, I was going to try it. And to my surprise? Wow! It tasted great. But then came even more skepticism from the back of my brain.