How to make chocolate fondant


The fondant It is a very moldable sugar paste similar to modeling clay. Thanks to its ease when working, it is used to decorate an infinity of desserts, among which cupcakes, butter cookies and cakes or biscuits. In addition, any figure and form can be made with it to complement the decorations, such as flowers, bows or dolls. You can buy it at any specialty bakery store or do it yourself at home. In addition, not only does the traditional sugar fondant exist, but increasingly this paste of various flavors is used. Undoubtedly, the most demanded is chocolate, for its delicious flavor and easy preparation. If you want to know how to make chocolate fondant At home and in a simple way, keep reading this article and find out.

Medium difficulty Ingredients:
  • A bag of white sugar clouds (usually 200g)
  • 320 g of glass sugar
  • 80 g cocoa powder
  • A little butter
  • 1 tablespoon of water
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In the same way as with the traditional fondant recipe, the first thing you should do is heat the microwave sugar clouds. If you prefer, you can make your own marshmallows by following this recipe. Take a suitable container, smear it with a little butter, add a tablespoon of water, add the marshmallows and heat them for 2-3 minutes, depending on the microwave power. Watch out they don't burn! Ideally, they are a bit undone to finish melting them with a spoon or spatula.

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When the clouds are ready, move them with a spoon or spatula to finish undoing them. Then, add cocoa powder and mix it With the marshmallows. It is advisable to be pure cocoa but if you do not have it and instead you want to use the cocoa that you dissolve in milk you can do it, you just have to keep in mind that the color and taste will not be so intense.

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Once you've mixed cocoa with sugar clouds, you can start gradually add the sugar glass. Remember that it is recommended that icing sugar be industrial to prevent the chocolate fondant from being granulated. However, if you prefer you can prepare it yourself by following this simple recipe. Of course, if you make homemade glass sugar do not forget to sift it before adding it to the mixture.

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Start mixing the glass sugar with a spoon or spatula and, when the fondant acquires consistency, remove it from the container and start knead with hands. Do not forget to cover the place where you are going to work the fondant dough with glass sugar to avoid sticking. Also, put a little also in your hands.

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You will know that homemade chocolate fondant has acquired the ideal texture and consistency when it stops sticking in your hands. So, make a ball with him and cover it with plastic wrap, previously smeared with glass sugar to prevent the fondant from sticking. Store the covered ball in the refrigerator for a whole day to rest.

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After 24 hours, remove the chocolate fondant from the refrigerator and knead it again. If you notice that the dough has hardened too much, do not worry, microwave it for a few seconds and it will soften again. You already have your homemade chocolate fondant Ready to decorate what you want! As you can see, its preparation is not complicated and the result is deilicoso as well as spectacular. It has nothing to envy the industrialist and will give your cupcakes or fondant cakes a taste that is not very cloying.


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  • Remember that sugar clouds must be white in order for them to correctly acquire the color of chocolate.