I will be making a Pirate Ship cake for my Nephews Birthday I want to make all the figures to go on this cake and I would like to use Modeling Chocolate and or Candy Clay does anyone have a suggestion or ideas as to what would be the best recipe or would fondant be better I live in Texas and will be traveling 130 miles with this cake also if you have a good Modeling Chocolate recipe would you please share.
modeling chocolate, chocolate plastique or candy clay are are the same.
it can be stored at room temperature for sometime. I don't know about hot weather, maybe you can make your figurines out of a mixture of half gumpaste and half fondant.
here is a link for recipes:
Fondant will hold up better than chocolate with this crazy hot weather we're having. Think about it...when you buy a candy bar, if you open it on the way home it's already soft from just a few minutes out in the heat (or at least that keeps happening to my kids, they're calling it chocolate soup). I think the same might happen with chocolate figures (although they do sound much yummier than fondant ones)
Thank You Texas_Rose
for all your input I think I will go with the fondant its 104 today and charmed
Thank you for the link to the recipes I may make some to see how it holds up in the heat