Give Fondant A Dark Chocolate Color

Decorating By Karenreg Updated 7 Jul 2009 , 9:04pm by Karenreg

Karenreg Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 5:10pm
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Is there a way to make fondant look like dark chocolate.

Also is there a recipe to make chocolate fondant - I mean the dark chocolate flavor or color.

TIA

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Karenreg Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 5:16pm
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Texas_Rose Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 5:25pm
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Replace some of the powdered sugar with cocoa powder. I usually replace 1 cup of powdered sugar with 3/4 cup of cocoa powder.

Different cocoa powders will give different results. Hershey's special dark will make fondant that's almost black. Here's an example: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1220586

On this one I used Guittard Cocoa Rouge (my favorite) and then painted over it with red gel thinned with vodka http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1365247⊂=1365251 but it was a medium brown before I started painting it.

marccrand Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 5:27pm
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Americolor makes a chocolate brown color but of course it won't taste like chocolate.

If you have time to order, SatinIce makes Dark/Chocolate Fondant that tastes really good. Actually, you'll probably have to mix in some white because it's pretty dark.

Karenreg Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 5:45pm
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Tx Texas_Rose ;- Cud u please advise which is the recipe you used for fondant in which u substituted sugar with cocoa powder.

I haven't tried making regular fondant except for MMF . Wud teh same proportion apply to MMF.

If not MMF wats the recipe u recommend for regular fondant that tastes good?

Loved ur cakes, ur too good thumbs_up.gif

TIA

Karenreg Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 5:51pm
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marccrad - are there any retail stores that sell satin ice or do I have to shop for it online ?

TIA

Texas_Rose Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 6:13pm
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Oh, sorry...I should have specified that I was using MMF. I use PegW's recipe from whatscookingamerica.com which takes 2 lbs powdered sugar, 1 lb mini marshmallows, 1/4 cup water and then crisco for greasing hands and work surface.

marccrand Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 6:30pm
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Karenreg,

I don't think there are any chain stores that sell it but some specialty cake shops carry it, I'd check around. I don't know where you are located but there are several here in the DC area. I usually buy it online - even with the shipping cost it's cheaper than the markup those small stores have to charge. However, if I need something TODAY - off to Fran's I go!!! HTH

Karenreg Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 8:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

Oh, sorry...I should have specified that I was using MMF. I use PegW's recipe from whatscookingamerica.com which takes 2 lbs powdered sugar, 1 lb mini marshmallows, 1/4 cup water and then crisco for greasing hands and work surface.




What a coincidence I too make MMF using the recipe on whatscookingamerica.com

Tx a lot, now I guess that makes my life easy. Don't need to worry about how it will turn out.

Karenreg Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 9:04pm
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marccrand - Tx for the info regarding the satin Ice fondant.I'll try looking for it in my local cake supply store

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