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I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO MAKE CHOCOLATE MMF. I HAVE A GOOD BASIC RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE FONDANT, SO I KNEW I JUST HAD TO PLAY WITH IT TO GET WHAT I WANTED

I PURUSED THE INTERNET, SEARCHING.  THANKS TO    "MrsNancyB1"  ON CC WHOSE RECIPE FOR CHOCOLATE MMF I LIKED BEST.  I TOOK IT, USED MY BASIC RECIPE WITH HERS, TWEAKED IT, AND CAME UP WITH A WINNER.

MADE THIS RECIPE FOR THE DAISY CAKE I POSTED. IT WAS POSITIVELY YUMMY.    HERE IS MY RECIPE.

 

1 16 oz. BAG MINI MARSHMALLOWS

2 TBLSP CHOCOLATE SYRUP   

2 TBLSP CORN SYRUP

1-2 TBLSP FLAVORING OF CHOICE...I USED CAPPUCCINO

3 TBLSP COCOA   DUTCH COCOA IF YOU CAN GET IT

RESERVE 1 TBLSP COCOA FOR KNEADING INTO FONDANT

3-4 CUPS ICING SUGAR...I ONLY USED 2 1/2 CUPS AS IT WAS VERY HUMID. DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER THE DAY YOU MAKE IT

ADD THE SMALLEST AMOUNT OF ICING SUGAR FIRST, THEN ADD A HANDFUL AT A TIME. iF YOU ADD TOO MUCH ICING SUGAR, IT BECOMES VERY DRY, QUICKLY. THIS IS WHY I USE MY HANDS TO MAKE THIS AND NOT MY KITCHEN AID MIXER. YOU TEND TO ADD TOO MUCH ICING SUGAR WHEN USING YOUR MIXER BECAUSE YOU CAN'T TELL THE FEEL OF THE FONDANT. I KNOW THIS FROM EXPERIENCE.  WRECKED A FEW HOMEMADE BATCHES BEFORE I FIGURED THIS ONE OUT.

GREASE YOUR WORK SURFACE WELL WITH SHORTENING....CRISCO

USE A GLASS BOWL AND GREASE WITH SHORTENING SO REMOVING THE STICKY MIXTURE WILL BE EASY. YOU CAN ALSO USE A POT ON TOP OF YOUR STOVE IF YOU DON'T HAVE A MICROWAVE. IT IS NASTY TO TRY AND REMOVE THIS FROM A PLASTIC BOWL.

PLACE 2 CUPS OF ICING SUGAR ON GREASED SURFACE AND CREATE A WELL IN THE MIDDLE TO POUR YOUR MARSHMALLOW MIXTURE INTO.  GREASE YOUR HANDS WELL WITH SHORTENING BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO KNEAD THE FONDANT

PLACE MARSHMALLOWS, CHOCOLATE SYRUP, & CORN SYRUP IN A GLASS BOWL. NUKE IN THE MICRO 1-2 MIN.

REMOVE, STIR WITH A METAL SPOON. ADD YOUR  FLAVORING AND 2 TBLSP OF COCOA, WORK FAST STIRRING MIXTURE THEN QUICKLY SCRAPE MIXTURE INTO THE WELL OF ICING SUGAR.

WITH WELL GREASED HANDS BEGIN INCORPORATING THE ICING SUGAR INTO THE MARSHMALLOW MIXTURE. WHEN FONDANT IS JUST SLIGHTY TACKY, ADD THE LAST TBLSP OF COCOA AND KNEAD INTO FONDANT.

THIS MAKES THE FONDANT DARK, RICH AND CHOCOLATEY. YOU COULD ADD MORE COCOA, BUT TOO MUCH WILL MAKE THE FONDANT DRY, SO BE CAUTIOUS.  YOUR FONDANT SHOULD BE SLIGHTLY TACKY, BUT NOT STICKY.  WRAP YOUR FONDANT IN A GRESED PIECE OF PLASTIC WRAP AND PLACE IN A ZIP LOC BAG OF CONTAINER

THE FONDANT SHOULD REST FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS TO OVERNIGHT FOR BEST RESULTS. I USED MINE THE NEXT DAY, AND FOUND IT A TAD DRY. I ADDED ENOUGH SHORTENING UNTIL I FELT IT WAS SMOOTH ELASTIC/PILABLE. WHEN YOU ROLL OUT A TEST PIECE, THERE SHOULD BE NO CRACKS IN THE FONDANT. IF THERE IS, JUST ADD MORE SHORTENING.

THIS WILL COVER A 10"/3" TO 12"/3' CAKE. YOU WILL NOT HAVE MUCH LEFT OVER.

 

ENJOY. I HOPE YOU LIKE IT AS MUCH AS I DID.

:o)

TIPS}  1.WHEN ROLLING OUT THIS FONDANT, USE COCOA INSTEAD OF ICING SUGAR. THEN THERE WILL BE NO TELL TALE WHITE MARKS LEFT ON THE FONDANT FROM ICING SUGAR TO SPOIL THE LOOK

2. THIS FONDNAT WILL FREEZE. JUST BRING TO ROOM TEMPERATURE AND RE-KNEAD TO USE

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Comment by art deco cakes by galidink on June 15, 2012 at 3:25pm

LOL Sandra ! we had fun yes ! missed you ! ; )) the fun never ends on CWB ! lets keep cakeing ladys , and have fun with ea other ,

Comment by Sandra I. Vazquez Lossiseroni on June 15, 2012 at 3:02pm

well, well, well, you were having a blast party without me yesterday...but again, I was busy...of course...cake decorating... glad you girls had such a great time.

Comment by art deco cakes by galidink on June 14, 2012 at 11:23am

thats good to,

Comment by Goreti on June 14, 2012 at 10:36am

I need to have the pleasure of chewing so I really don't do smoothies.  I would rather chew on the raw carrots (with hummus of course).

Comment by Linda Wolff on June 14, 2012 at 9:42am

Katy, I'm with you on the smoothies. yuck! (tongue sticking out)

Comment by art deco cakes by galidink on June 14, 2012 at 9:36am

I AM SO HAPPY I AM NOT EATING RITE NOW GIRLS AREN'T YOU ; )) YES JUNE THAT IS YUMMY , TASTE LIKE FRUIT JUICES 

Comment by June Kowalczyk on June 14, 2012 at 9:31am

Ah Katy

Ya gotta try em!!!  I have a very powerful Vita Mix blender. It pulverizes everything. I can throw in raw carrots, apples, etc., and it crushes them to nothing.  But I guess it is an aquired taste.

Comment by art deco cakes by galidink on June 14, 2012 at 9:29am

LOL = LMAO

Comment by Katy Nott on June 14, 2012 at 9:28am

Now if you want to talk about gagging (which I'm sure we don't really), but here's my '10 cents worth'.  Smoothies - yuck, yuck, yuck!

Comment by June Kowalczyk on June 14, 2012 at 9:27am

Yuk

Don't like wheat grass, or lemon grass for that matter. Yes Goreti, we have takem a strange twist on the yummy fondant thread!!!

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