So I have been making homemade fondant for five years now. I love using it and the things I can do with it on cakes. I have heard of chocolate fondant and thought, “yum”, but just the idea of trying to make it scared me for some reason. It sounded too gourmet maybe, or why add difficulty to something I’m pretty good at?
Well my daughter is having a horse/cowgirl birthday party and I am making cupcakes with light pink icing and a fondant horse head on the top. This means making white fondant and then using lots of brown food coloring to make it brown for the horse heads. Long process… So I remembered the chocolate fondant I have heard about. I wouldn’t have to use food coloring at all! So I attempted my own recipe and LOVED the results! It was not much harder than the white fondant. So here are the changes to my original homemade fondant recipe.
After melting the marshmallows I added 2-3 oz melted semisweet chocolate and stirred until blended. Then I added 3 Tablespoons of cocoa powder and stirred until well blended. Then I proceeded as usual adding powdered sugar until it reached the correct consistency.
I love that I didn’t have to use a drop of food coloring in the fondant! It saved me thirty minutes of kneading 🙂 Oh and let me tell you, the taste is amazing! Eric thinks it tastes like tootsie rolls, my sister says it tastes better. Here are my horse heads ready to go on some cute pink cupcakes!
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9 thoughts on “Chocolate Fondant?! Yes, Please!”
Thos are darling! Did you pipe the bridle, hair & eyes? Or are those fondant too?
Yes I piped the bridle, hair and eyes 🙂 thank you!
How far in advance can you do these and keep them in covered container?
I would say a week
How did you roll it out? On regular fondant you rolled it with sugar and if you do that it turns white and does not stay brown.
I use powdered sugar and when I am done use a dry brush to brush off the white. I sometimes use a small steamer to get rid of white and give it a shiny look more finished look.
I wanted to offer a suggestion for chocolate fondant that my wife and I use quite a bit, instead of baking chocolate we use tootsie rolls. Almost everyone loves Tootsie rolls, you can change the color of brown tootsie fondant to other dark colors (we have done red, green, and blue, but the best is black, especially if your doing something like a car tire, can be made shiny by simply buffing it with your hands) we add them like you would food coloring, to the finished white fondant and microwave for 10 seconds at a time.
ONE WARNING THAT PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FONDANT AND MICROWAVES IS THAT IT HEATS UP VERY FAST IN THE MICROWAVE AND STICKS TO SKIN WHILE BURNING, MICROWAVE IN TEN SECOND INTERVALS.
Just wanted to confirm the amount of melted chocolate, is it 2 or 3 oz, or two 3 oz pieces for a total of 6oz? Thanks!
I used 6 1oz. pieces