I am wanting to use candy clay today for the first time. I made it a yesterday. My question is, can I cover the entire cake with it like fondant? It really taste good and I really want to cover the cake with it, but will it work.
thanks in advance
I can't speak from experience, because I have never done it. However, you CAN wrap a cake in chocolate. There are a couple of tutorials on the Cake Decorating thread (right at the top). As far as completely covering, I am sure you could probably get it to work, but you might not be happy with the results. I am afraid that it would probably crack and break as you try to cover the cake.
HTH, and you get someone more familiar to give an accurate answer.
Well I can now say that I am speaking from experiance. I did it and it worked great. The cake was square, so I rolled the clay out, and cut it out in 4 panals for the sides and the top panal. Used a crimped at all the seams. It worked great, I don't think I will ever go back to fondant. Oh yea, it's tastes great too....
. . . did you use the recipe from this site to make your candy clay . . .
I dont think so, if I remember right I just done a google search..but here it is.
14 oz candy melts
1/3 cup corn syrup
I used the smaller melts that come in a 2 lb. bag for chocolate fountains or fondue.
I used this recipe times 4 to make sure I had enough for the cake and the cake board.
If you want to cover your cake in modeling chocolate the same way you do with fondant, you can mix a little fondant into it to give it a little stretch. I've mixed them as much as half-and-half. Works great and tastes good, too. I don't cover cakes in 100% modeling chocolate unless they're about 8" or less because I find the choc gets cracky and it doesn't look as good.