Omg The Price Of Chocolate Modelling Paste!

Business By costumeczar Updated 22 Mar 2009 , 3:57am by littlecake

costumeczar Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 2:26pm
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I went online to see how much it would cost to buy chocolate clay instead of making it, and Oh My God, one site has it listed for $158 for 11 pounds icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gificon_eek.gificon_surprised.gif ! And that's before shipping costs! I guess I'll keep making it myself!!!

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AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 3:08pm
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that must be some darn good chocolate! it better be. like it sculpts itself. you just say i want chocolate roses and it does it by itself and it's perfect.

-K8memphis Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 3:35pm
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I went online to see how much it would cost to buy chocolate clay instead of making it, and Oh My God, one site has it listed for $158 for 11 pounds icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gificon_eek.gificon_surprised.gif ! And that's before shipping costs! I guess I'll keep making it myself!!!




Retail or wholesale?

cylstrial Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 6:34pm
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Holy crap! Yeah, I'd keep making it too. Do you have a good recipe?

mcook1670 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 6:39pm
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yep sounds about right, I also make my own chocolate and corn syrup... wow that's hard..lol, If you want I'll make you some for $ 80.lol

littlecake Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 8:19pm
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i thought i'd be smart and try makin it with almond bark instead of chocolate...it wasn't groovy.

-K8memphis Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 8:33pm
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i thought i'd be smart and try makin it with almond bark instead of chocolate...it wasn't groovy.




I use almond bark all the time for candy clay.

patticakesnc Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 8:58pm
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http://www.pastrychef.com/MODELING-CHOCOLATE_p_779.html

Not much cheaper but a little. They have LOTS of neat things as well.

cylstrial Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 1:23am
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Thanks for the link Patticakes! I love to just shop around.

If anyone has a good recipe and is willing to share, I'd love to have it!

Thanks!!

FromScratch Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 4:44am
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one pound of melted chocolate and 1/2 cup of glucose or corn syrup.. that's all it is. icon_smile.gif

It's expensive to make... a pound of it would cost me about $9 to make.. so if you add it up it's really not that bad. You pay for the convenience of not having to make it and to have it be the same everytime. Albert Uster has it for $144.00 for 13.2 pounds and if your order is over I think it's $200 shipping is free. Grab a container of Massa Grischuna fondant (the best performing commercial fondant out there if you ask me) and you have free shipping. icon_smile.gif

littlecake Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 5:33am
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Originally Posted by littlecake

i thought i'd be smart and try makin it with almond bark instead of chocolate...it wasn't groovy.



I use almond bark all the time for candy clay.




do you have a recipe to share???

something went horribly wrong....i use almond bark all the time to mold toys and things...so i always have it on hand, sure would be nice to have one less thing to buy.

cylstrial Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 12:51pm
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Thanks for the recipe Jeanne! I've never heard of Massa Grischuna fondant, so I'll have to check that out as well.
Thanks for sharing with me!!

FromScratch Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 10:58pm
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No problem cylstrial... it's pricier than other fondant, but you can roll it thinner and still work with it so it goes further.

bobwonderbuns Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 11:12pm
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Make Pearl Clay -- it's cost effective, tastes great and you can do anything with it! icon_biggrin.gif See JenniferMI's "fun with fondant frills" DVD at www.jenniferdontz.com for more information.

-K8memphis Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 12:43am
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Originally Posted by littlecake

i thought i'd be smart and try makin it with almond bark instead of chocolate...it wasn't groovy.



I use almond bark all the time for candy clay.



do you have a recipe to share???

something went horribly wrong....i use almond bark all the time to mold toys and things...so i always have it on hand, sure would be nice to have one less thing to buy.




I just use a third cup of corn syrup to a pound of almond bark. I mean to me, it's such an odd product that not many that I encounter would detect that it is not real chocolate.

I mean there's that fine line between using the finest of the fine ingredients and making a specialty cake somewhat reasonable. I mean I can use real chocolate or do the exact same thing with almond bark.

If I was a designer chocolatier, this would be a different story.
I'm a cake designer so almond bark is my friend.

I make sure the corn syrup and the candy melts/chocolate/almond bark whatever is used are about the same temperature. Melt choco substance separate. I stir it together in a large pyrex measure cup.

Because of course if you mix cold corn syrup into warm melty choc it causes issues.

Let it get room temp--let it cool off. Viola la la.

littlecake Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 3:57am
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"Because of course if you mix cold corn syrup into warm melty choc it causes issues. "

DUH...this is what went wrong....i'm still learning, thanks K8.

almond bark is so sturdy for molding toys and baby shoes and stuff....i love it!

i bought about 30 molds for all kinds of applications....the customers LOVE IT!...and it's so fast.

looking forward to doing it the right way this time......YAY

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