Chocolate Michele Foster's Fondant

Decorating By Bettycrockermommy Updated 28 Aug 2008 , 12:06am by Sugarflowers

Bettycrockermommy Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 4:39pm
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Does anyone know how much chocolate I need to add to make chocolate MFF? I thought I read a post once about adding a cup of semi sweet choc. chips, but now I can't find it. icon_cry.gif I hope someone can help me with this. I need to make a lot of brown fondant tonight, and thought it would taste better chocolate!

TIA!

Vicki

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Auryn Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 4:43pm
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i have been thinking this same thing
I would love to know.
I am making a german chocolate cake this weekend and would love to cover it with chocolate MFF.

dolittle Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 4:58pm
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I have a old post that I printed and it said 1 cup of chocolate chips and about 4 oz. of white chocolate for the white chocolate fondant.

Hope this helps.

Bettycrockermommy Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 5:06pm
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Do you melt the chips down first, and then add it to the liquid, or do they melt into the liquid?

dolittle Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 5:40pm
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This is what Michele told me to do.

When adding chocolate for fondant, add it during the cooking process so that it can melt. You will need to strain all of the cooked ingredients when adding it to the powdered sugar. The reason for this is that sometimes there are gelatin lumps and with chocolate, it doesn't always melt completely. A finer strainer will take a little longer, but your fondant will be much nicer.

Good luck!

Bettycrockermommy Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 5:43pm
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Thanks for your help, dolittle! I'm gonna try this when I get home from work tonight.

Auryn Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 6:59pm
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great to know thanks
just wondering
do you have to add additional powdered sugar to balance out the additional liquid that your adding with the melted chocolate??

Can you substitute some of the powdered sugar for cocoa powder??

dolittle Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 7:43pm
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This is what I was told . Sorry just found this in a old P.M.
Michele please correct me if any of this is wrong . I'm just going off notes I have.

You may have to reduce the powdered sugar a little bit because the chocolate makes the fondant stiffer. You may also have to add a little more glycerin.

dolittle Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 7:55pm
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This could come in handy too.

You will need real chocolate that has cocoa butter in it. The candy melts have a lot of wax in them and usually some sort of other oil. The cocoa butter adds flavor and makes for a smoother fondant. You can buy white chocolate chips too, just look at the ingredients for cocoa butter.

Thanks to Michele for my notes. icon_smile.gif

ritterwoman Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 8:01pm
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icon_biggrin.gif How about using the chocolate flavored marshmellows?

wrightway777 Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 8:36pm
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Originally Posted by ritterwoman

icon_biggrin.gif How about using the chocolate flavored marshmellows?




I've been wondering the same thing....theres even strawberry ones too? I havent been brave enough to see if they work yet. I wouldn't doubt if they do just fine.

Copacabanya Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 8:57pm
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I don't normally make marshmallow fondant but I did try the strawberry marshmallows and it turned out well...tasted like strawberry ice cream. The chocolate marshmallows seem to have more air in them so it might take a few more than normal but I don't see why that wouldn't work!

wrightway777 Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 9:01pm
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just fyi heres the link to this recipe being talked about earlier in the month.

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-598669-0-days0-orderasc-.html

I guess you could PM Michele here on CC I think her user name is Sugarflowers if you had any additional questions. She is always so nice and helpful here on the forums.

Copacabanya - thats good to hear that the Strawberry works good - fears gone - thanks!

alanahodgson Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 9:40pm
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Cocoa powder definately dries the fondant out and changes the texture. I've gone the added 1 cup chocolate chips route and was hoping for a deeper chocolate flavor, so now I mix in modeling chocolate to my fondant. I have control over how much chocolate flavor I want by adjusting the ratio of modeling chocolate to fondant.

Bettycrockermommy Posted 26 Aug 2008 , 11:22pm
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Wow! Lots of ideas now! Thanks everyone!

Bettycrockermommy Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 8:13pm
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I made this last night with the 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. It was a little more sticky than the regular fondant, but I just added a bit more powdered sugar. My daughters said it tasted like a soft tootsie roll. icon_biggrin.gif

Sugarflowers Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 12:06am
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Originally Posted by ritterwoman

icon_biggrin.gif How about using the chocolate flavored marshmellows?




Since this is not a marsmallow fondant recipe, the chocolate marshmallows would not work. Chocolate chips are the easiest way to get the flavor, but sometimes brown food coloring needs to be added for a darker color.

About 1 cup of chocolate chips works well and is added during the cooking process. As was stated, be sure to strain the liquid before adding it to the powdered sugar. Otherwise you are likely to have some nasty lumps in your fondant.

I have attached the vanilla version of recipe for easier reference. I hope you like it.

Michele

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