My daughter is getting married in July and wants to use our chocolate fountain. We have the basic ideas as to what to dip but I am looking for something maybe a little more creative.
Everyone here always has such great creative ideas I thought I'd ask you all here.
Thank you everyone.
I did a wedding a while back and they had a fountain. They had marshmellows, grapes, bananas, strawberries, kiwi and if I remember right graham crackers sitting out.
Pineapple is good too, as is small cheesecake bites. You could also do small brownie bites, if you want to get something besides fruit for dipping.
saw one time, cute little shortbread cookies, they tasted great dipped in chocolate.....yum!
In addition to the above mentioned, I've seem Oreos, Pretzel Sticks, and tiny little popcorn balls. All were YUM!
Cantaloupe and honeydew work well, too.
But the best is homemade marshmallow. You can make them in different flavors by adding extracts. Or put toasted coconut all over them after you cut them. Frozen marshmallow, frozen banana, already skewered and ready to go. The chocolate hardens immediately, so there's no mess or drips. Oh, so good!
And what about frozen cake balls? Make them up, line up 2 or 3 on a tray, poke them with a skewer and freeze them.
I've seen dried fruits, cookies, orange supremes,
I've done the small banana on a small cutting board with a small paring knife- banana's just won't hold!
I also do apples, I buy the bags of sliced ones, you can't make them turn!
I'm sure there are some things I'm forgetting...
This thread is making me hungry for chocolate!!!!!!
Yes, and my son is on his way home with chocolate chip muffins from Pathmark. I don't care if they are from a supermarket, they're the best!
The coffee is on the stove, and I'm just waiting for the car to pull up in the driveway.
Theresa - that's so not fair!!
I'm stuck at work when all I really want to do is be at home working on a wedding cake.
I'm retired. I can do anything I can afford.
There, does that make you feel better?
Maybe a little....
I'm too young to retire, only 28, but it sure sounds nice.
My favorite dipper I've ever had was poundcake, both chocolate & vanilla. Costco's is pretty good, and comes in a box with three (varying flavors!).
I agree with Oreos, choc chip cookies, shortbread, Peanut butter cookies, Mmmm and you can make all but the oreos smaller than usual so they are 2 bite cookies.
i tried this at a wedding show and oh man it was the best thing!
Holy cow! you guys are awesome. Thank you so much.
In doing the cheesecake bites: what is the best way to do these to get them to hold up?
I've always frozen them. That way they stay on the stick and the chocolate will hard almost instantly on them.
Also, I meant to add to my other post to get creative with the cheesecake flavors (ex: strawberry, caramel, almond, etc...). Plain can be kind of boring sometimes.
Maybe you can have a skewer with a marshmallow, strawberry and pineapple. You can also get those long thick pretzels, then dip it in caramel and once it has harden, it would be great with the chocolate fountain.
You can also try wafers and differnt flavors of biscottis.
I would avoid anything that contains peanuts because you'll never know if a piece of that falls into the fountain-- someone may be allergic to peanuts.
don't forget the macaroon cookies. taste like an mounds candy bar. YUMMMM!!!
I use choc fntns all the time at my weddings (Had a wedding and a prom yesterday with fountains).
Bananas are my most popular item in the fountain. To keep them from turning brown, you need to give them a 7-up bath.
Cut the bananas into 1" to 1.5" pieces. Swich them for about 20 seconds in a bowl of 7-Up. They will hold up for 20 minutes or so before they even start to turn brown. I only cut up about 3 bananas at a time and it works great.
If you use pound cake or angel food cake, freeze them first before cutting into squares. Way easier.
Watch for anything with crumbs, though. The crumbs will get into the chocolate and cause it to not flow smooth.