Monday, March 29, 2010

Chocolate Fondant

Ok, so this is not card related, but fun to do all the same. I had a request for a skate boarding cake. So I wanted to cover the cake with fondant, but wanted it chocolate flavored. So here is the recipe and a tutorial. Some of the photos are a little blurry, but you will get the idea. I seriously need a better quality camera...

Chocolate Fondant
1 bag of mini marshmallows
2 teaspoons of water
2 teaspoons of corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup of Hershey's unsweetened coaco
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 squirt of lemon or lime juice
Confections sugar

 Grease the mircrowave safe bowl really well with crisco.
I use a sandwich bag to prevent my hands from getting greasy.

Grease the spoon as well, it gets pretty sticky!

Dump the whole bag of mini marshmallows into the bowl.

Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of water over the marshmallows.

Microwave on high for about a minute, remove from microwave and stir, mircrowave again for another minute.

It should look like this, with most of the marshmallows melted. When you stir it they should finish melting, if not put them back in the microwave until they are all melted. 

Add in cocoa powder, corn syrup, vanilla and stir.

Add in the squirt of lime/lemon juice

Add in confection sugar a little at a time. There is no measurement, just keep adding it until it forms a loose dough

About like this. 

Dump the fondant onto a table with a generous amount of confection sugar.

Knead it until it becomes smooth and can hold it's shape

When it looks like this, cover it VERY well in crisco and wrap tightly in saran wrap.

Let this sit for 1 day before you use it. 

This is the cake completed. It looked better in person. The flames were vibrant and shiney. So was the graffiti. The fondant tastes just like a tootsie roll! :) Yumm. 

Again, it looked better in person. Another thing about this fondant, it does NOT harden. Great for eating, but a pain for decorating. 

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