Friday, July 26, 2013

How to make Chocolate Fondant

Usually I do not post "how to's".  Mostly because everything that I do I've seen somewhere before and everyone seems to have great "how to" videos and tutorials on everything cake.  I just don't need to post "how to's".   That being said I think that someone out there might benefit from my chocolate fondant recipe.  When I first wanted to make chocolate fondant I did lots of searches and tried lots of recipes.  Not a single one of them came out great so I made up my own recipe.  It is easy and includes only those ingredients that I keep in my cupboard all the time.  I don't have all kinds of pictures but here are the simple directions.

1. Pour  one 10 oz bag mini marshmallows into a large microwaveable bowl. Add 2 T. water.
2. Microwave for 1 minute and then stir.  Continue to microwave and stir at 30 second intervals until marshmallows are all melted.
3.  Sift 1 cup cocoa powder over the marshmallow mixture and stir.
4. Sift in powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until the mixture is too thick to stir.
5. Dump out onto a counter dusted liberally with powdered sugar.  Knead until smooth, adding powdered sugar until non-sticky.  If your fondant gets a little too dry just add a few drops of water and knead until desired consistency is reached

That's it!  It's easy!  This chocolate fondant can be seen below on the Oreo Cake.  When I roll out chocolate fondant I find that it is sometimes difficult to brush off all the cocoa powder or powdered sugar from the fondant so once the fondant is on the cake I take a damp paper towel and wipe the cake.  This makes the chocolate fondant shiny and nicely chocolate colored.

Hopefully these directions help someone out there in cake land!

Oreo Cookie Cake

For this cake I made two 9 inch chocolate cakes and then filled it with vanilla butter cream.  I stirred in about 30 crushed up oreos into the frosting.  It was tasty filing.  For the top I made my homemade chocolate fondant.  The sides is just white mm fondant.  I think it looks okay.  Like a giant double stuf oreo- yummy!