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Chocolate Clay: Edible Modeling Chocolate
Edible Chocolate Clay
Make any dessert a spectacular work of art with chocolate clay, also known as "modeling chocolate." Modeling chocolate is the edible "clay" of candy makers. It is flexible enough to be made into an assortment of mini-sculptures or used with candy molds. It can be made into ribbons or braids and wrapped around the base of a cake. You can create candy sculptures and shape it into animals, figures, and flowers. These modeling chocolate creations can stand on their own or be used to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and other desserts.
Modeling chocolate is known by many names. It is sometimes called chocolate paste, chocolate leather, and chocolate clay. Some say the texture is like that of Play-Doh and others say it has the feel of polymer clay. It is easy to work with and is great fun for kids and adults.
"Modeling Chocolate Girl" by Ursula Dwyer of fantasyicing
Exactly What Is This Stuff?
And How Is It Used?
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, describes Modeling Chocolate in this way:
"Modeling chocolate is a chocolate paste made by melting chocolate and combining it with corn syrup and/or a simple syrup (made from table sugar and water). Primarily used by upscale cakemakers and patisseries to add decoration to cakes and pastries, modeling chocolate is formed into a variety of shapes and structures that cannot be easily accomplished with other softer edible materials such as butter cream frosting, marzipan, or fondant. Modeling chocolate can be made from white, dark, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate."
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Chocolate Modeling Recipe for Roses
This recipe has only two ingredients!
Ingredients:•10 ounces Chocolate* (The better quality the chocolate, the yummier it will be)
•1/3 cup Corn Syrup (also known as Glucose)
Tools:• Plastic Rolling Pin
• Wax Paper
• Round Cookie Cutter
Instructions:Gently heat 10 ounces chocolate. Mix in 1/3 cup corn syrup and stir. Keep stirring until mixture is smooth and thickens. Then spread mixture thinly on sheet of wax paper and let chocolate set at room temperature for about 2 hours.
Once the mixture is completely dry to the touch, knead 1/2 the chocolate until it becomes softer and more pliable and form into a ball. Do the same thing with the other half. Use a plastic rolling pin and roll out a thin layer of chocolate clay.
Use a round cookie cutter to make your petals and form them. Proceed building your chocolate rose as shown in the video below, to make your perfect chocolate rose.
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Modeling Chocolate: Tools of the Trade
Optional Supplies for Modeling Chocolate
Here you'll find optional chocolate crafting supplies.
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There are other edible clays and sugarcraft mixtures, such as fondant, gum paste, marzipan, pastillage, pulled sugar, spun and blown sugar.
The popular "big three" edible decorating and modeling mixtures are generally considered to be fondant, modeling chocolate and gum paste. Each form has it's own value. For anyone interested in exploring the various forms of edible "clay," the following website is a must: Edible Clay.
Modeling Chocolate is the tastiest craft form ever!
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Ready-made modeling chocolates and fondants can be made into exquisite edible chocolate sculptures and decorations.
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Silicone candy molds are fun for old and young alike. You can easily make chocolate roses, lollipops, and all sorts of wonderful things for special occasions.
Please note: When you are using dark or milk chocolate, dust the molds first with cocoa powder. If you opt for white chocolate (with or without coloring), coat the candy molds first with powdered sugar. Do not grease the molds.
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Plastic thermoformed or vacuum formed molds are the least expensive molds. They are easy to use and are perfect for your short-run projects with modeling chocolate.
Various Things You Can Do With Modeling Chocolate
All Good Things, Of Course!
• You can use modeling chocolate with a dough machine to make ribbons to cover a cake.
• You can use modeling chocolate with silicone and plastic candy molds.
• You can apply edible sparkles, edible gold leaf, and more to modeling chocolate.
• You can mix special food coloring to white chocolate to make colorful shapes and treats.
• You can have miniature molds made of the silhouettes of your friends and use them to make chocolate portraits.
• You can eat it, play with it, and create edible art
• You can make 3-dimensional sculptures and designs, create chocolate cards, make your own chocolate gift boxes and chocolate pops!
• You can make lenses about modeling chocolate, tweet about it, and generally have fun!
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Food color and edible "shimmers" can be used with your white modeling chocolate. Food colors are fun and add variety. Metallic powders and add an extra touch of magic!
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