I have my first wedding cake order coming up in which they would like a 3 square tier covered in chocolate fondant.....never worked with chocolate fondant before, only MMF.
Question: any good homemade recipes? or better off buying already made
and if so which?
i've never made chocolate fondant. I've bought Satin Ice chocolate fondant, and it is really yummy!
I've only made it once and used a recipe that called for adding melted chocolate to the fondant. It kind of broke apart and wasn't smooth, no matter what I did. I recently read a thread that said not to add melted chocolate, that it would seize up. Next time I will try the recipe on here that just adds cocoa. If it were a wedding cake-- a big cake-- I'd be tempted to buy it.
I have used Chocopan and it worked really well for me. I have made a cake for work with it and a cake for my best friend's daughter. Both times I had people saying how great the cakes tasted.
6 ounces melted into the gelatin and corn syrup mixture of MFF works very well. However I know from experience that you can add too much chocolate, I once added 1 cup of cocoa plus the 6 ounces and the results were not good.
I think i may experiment with the bought Satin Ice fondant way in advance, don't wanna mess up someones wedding cake!
Here is a link for the recipe I'm using for a wedding cake next weekend.
I have learned a few tricks while making this recipe.
1. DO NOT add all of the powdered sugar into the bowl, start with about 1 lb, then follow instructions as listed.
2. Once fondant is starting to make a ball, slowly add powdered sugar until you get the consistency of the MMF.
Also, if it does dry out and break apart, kneed in some water. I just got my hands wet and kneeded. It starts off really sticky but keep kneeding. I had to do this 2 or 3 times and was able to save my batch of fondant.
I would go with Satin Ice, it smells so good when your rolling it out too!