I am wondering if anyone has attempted to turn the marshmallow fondant into chocolate MMF? (chocolate covered santas are chocolate and marshmallow, right?)
I absolutely love the ease of making this fondant. I use it all the time. And the price compared to the store bought is just awesome! I am wondering if anyone has attempted to add cocoa or semisweet melts or something to the fondant to make it chocolate. I need chocolate fondant for a tooled leather cake coming up, and I am hoping to make my own. I did see a great recipe in the recipe section here. Just wondering if anyone had good luck with another one? I am looking for simple...aren't we all?
I have made it before by simply adding 1/2 c. cocoa powder (unsweetened) to the recipe. It gives it a good amount of flavor without changing the consistency of the recipe. However, it doesn't get very dark brown, so if you want it to be a deep brown, you would have to add color to it.
P.S. Forgot to add...I sifted the cocoa power with the powdered sugar before adding it to the marshmallows.
so I just had the 1/2 cup and don't have to take anything out? I did add coloring to the marshmallows while wet in another mixture, and it came out the most beautiful shade of pink. I was very pleased. I will make a batch and try it out.
You should post this recipe.
Just add the cocoa powder, I suppose you could probably add more if you wanted more of a chocolaty flavor, but after 1/2 cup I would probably omit some of the powdered sugar so that you don't get too much powder and not enough liquid in your recipe. Just a suggestion...
How chocolatey is your version? I have never had MMF, but I am doing a cake that is tooled leather, and they want it dark like a saddle. Your suggestion of the color added was wonderful. Just wondering if you think it's chocolatey enough or do you think it needs more??
1/2 cup was enough for me and my friends (cowboy boot birthday cake for a friend). But it wasn't a real strong chocolate because two of the guests don't like chocolate. It's just amatter of taste...start with 1/2 cocoa powder mixed with your powdered sugar right after you microwave the marshmallows, then as it cools you can taste it and decide if you should add more.
I meant to say (earlier) I have never had CHOCOLATE fondant. Just MMF. I am getting ahead of myself.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS.
You're awesome (and inspiring)!
mmmmmm I'll have to try that Misdawn .. that sounds great ! thanks for sharing