Modeling chocolate

by Bonnie

I was just wondering can you cover a cake with modeling chocolate like you would with fondant? Is there any tricks I should know? I have never heard of anyone using modeling chocolate to cover a cake. I am a beginner at this. Thanks for being there to guide me along.

From the editor:

Hi Bonnie,

You can cover a cake in modeling chocolate. Here are a couple of things to know before you begin:

1. White chocolate is the best choice for covering a cake. It is softer than milk of dark, so it stays a little more pliable.

2. Roll the chocolate very thin, between 1/16" and 1/8" to cover a cake. It is more elastic than fondant. so this is easier to achieve.

3. Do not refrigerate the cake after it's covered. The covering will be too stiff and difficult to cut through for serving.

Check out this brand new modeling chocolate tutorial for a recipe and step-by-step directions.

Good luck.

Michelle (editor)

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May 15, 2011
modeling chocolate
by: Anonymous

Your video was awsome and mine looked like that and I did what you said and let it rest in the refridator, but you left out something now what it suppose to look like. Mine is very hard. No way I can mold this. How long does it need to warm up, or do I pop it the microwave??? Then once you make your shape how do you attach it? Some of us need step by step. thank you

May 03, 2010
Here's what you do
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Bonnie,

Yes, you could also just take the cake out of the fridge a few hours before serving.


May 03, 2010
Another Question
by: Anonymous

You said that you can't store it in the refrigerator as it will be too hard to cut. Could you store it in the refrigerator and take is out several hours before you need to cut it?

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