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Chocolate Clay: Edible Modeling Chocolate

Updated on February 3, 2013

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

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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."

How to Make Chocolate Roses for Your Valentine!

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

• Bowl

• Spatula


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.

Making Chocolate Valentine Roses - Modeling Chocolate Roses Step-by-Step

Awesome video "How to Make a CHOCOLATE Rose with Modeling Chocolate" by

The Chocolate Addict

Modeling Chocolate: Tools of the Trade

Optional Supplies for Modeling Chocolate

Here you'll find optional chocolate crafting supplies.

Wilton Easy Glide Fondant Smoother

Ateco Decorating Comb & Icing Smoother

Wilton Fondant 20 Inch Rolling Pin

Wilton 13 Inch Angled Spatula With Black Handle

Wilton

Cake and Cookie

Lifter

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Modeling Chocolate & Other Edible Decorating Forms

Delicious Creations at Your Fingertips

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!

No Time to Make Your Own Modeling Chocolate?

Buy Ready-Made Modeling Chocolate Here!

Ready-made modeling chocolates and fondants can be made into exquisite edible chocolate sculptures and decorations.

Fondarific Chocolate Fondant

Fondarific Vanilla Fondant

Fondarific Hot Pink Fondant

Candy Molds for Chocolate Occasions - Create Artisan Chocolate Treats with these Molds

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.



Make Chocolate Lollipop Suckers Easily - Children Love Using These Candy Molds

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!

Master Chocolatier at Work! - I Love This Video!

Must See Video for the Creative Chocoholic

The following video shows the chocolate techniques used in the Grand-Place Gardener of Chocolate in Belgium and Vietnam using two very innovative products i.e. Chocoform and Chocoshave. This video is a "must see" for the creative chocoholic.

Chocolate Tempering & Melting Machines for the Confectioner - Professional Chocolate Making Equipment

Add Color to White Modeling Chocolate!

Your Friends Will be Wowed!

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!

Americolor Soft Gel Paste Student Kit- Culinary Academy 1st Choice!

Wilton 601-5580 1/2-Ounce Certified-Kosher Icing Colors, Set of 12

Metallic &

Pearl Airbrush

Food Color Set By Americolor

White Chocolate Poll - Love it? Hate it? Don't Consider it Chcolate?

Do you like white chocolate?

See results

AmeriColor AmeriMist Edible Paint & Airbrush Gold Sheen

Wilton Icing Roses

Red

Large

AmeriColor Amerimist Airbrush Color 4.5 Ounce, Silver Metallic

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      Aquavel 4 years ago

      Thank you all for your support and great comments!

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      Stephanie Tietjen 4 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      I learned a lot here and love the video instructions. Thanks for the great lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow! This is great!

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Congratulations for making it on the DELICIOUS Valentines Recipe board! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and yummy lens!

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      APackageAtTheDoor 5 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks!