Chocolate Fondant Or Chocolate Ganache?

Decorating By mommy2kids Updated 25 Feb 2009 , 10:19am by Strazle

mommy2kids Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 2:33am
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I saw a cake that I love on here, and the decorator said she used chocolate fondant. My questions are, does anyone have a failproof good tasting recipe for chocolate fondant? Also, could I use chocolate ganache instead of chocolate fondant? I know how to make ganache, and I know it hardens, but am not sure how smooth and flawless it will look when fondant decorations are added. Your input is appreciated! Thanks for your help!

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bashini Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 9:45am
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Hi there, I never make my fondant. So I don't have a chocoalate fondant recipe. Have you tried chocopan?

You can use ganache. Here is a link from Sugarshack's blog,

You need to go down a bit to get to the ganache info.


ceatza05 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 9:55am
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I used fondant flowers on chocolate ganache, and nothing bad happened.
At least in my case.

sweet_T7 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 10:00am
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I have made chocolate fondant by adding maybe 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to my MMF recipe. I used this for my ex SIL wine bottle cake and it turned out great. (which for some reason won't post, but I'll try again.. icon_biggrin.gif ) I don't have the recipe at hand, but I'm sure you can find it on here...and Good Luck with your cake!

Strazle Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 10:19am
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I use satin ice chocolate fondant. It tastes just like a tootsie roll.

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