chloe_52 Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 4:01am
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I see them all use modeling chocolate on the tv shows but can't find it anywhere and on the shows they all say they buy it pre-colored. Does anyone know where I can purchase this? I know alot of people make it but I haven't had much success with making it. It turns out really greasy.
Thanks

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JoJo0855 Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 4:36am
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I've not seen it for sale, but it's extremely easy to make homemade; it's just melted chocolate and corn syrup. I used the recipe I instructions on CC - look up Chocolate Clay (Modeling Chocolate) in the recipe section. icon_smile.gif

drakegore Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 12:17pm
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hi chloe,
what kind of chocolate are you using (semi-sweet, milk, white, or candy melts)?
diane

chloe_52 Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 12:31pm
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I have tried it with white chocolate and candy melts

smallville187 Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:05pm
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I have used candy melts as well but I would advise not using the white chocolate kind as it seems more oily. I does get a little messy when working with it because the heat in my hands starts to melt the chocolate but it's so fun and easy to work with and tastes good when the kids are stealing pieces lol

Yankie Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:22pm
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I'm glad this question was posted.

I was wondering can you just color it with food coloring?

drakegore Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 1:43pm
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both the white chocolate and candy melts have more fat in them than semi-sweet. when making these clays, you should be using a recipe that uses less corn syrup than when making with semi-sweet and/or absorb some of the fat off before using.

toba garrett (my cake hero) says she uses unused newprint paper to absorb the fat, but i never have this laying around icon_smile.gif. what i do is to wipe the fat off after i have wrapped it well and aged it in my fridge for 24 hours (it goes in the fridge while still warm and soft). when i take it out, i give it the old once over with a paper towel. kinda yucky icon_smile.gif, but the end result is much better for the reduction in fats that make it too soft and oily.

i love working with semi-sweet because you just don't have this issue, but you do only get the one color, lol.

for coloring, the most reliable way is to use oil-based candy colors. however, there are a number of other ways that folks have successfully used, but i cannot speak to those personally.

diane

alidpayne Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 2:17pm
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I always use the candy melts, and yes, while you are working it with your hands it is very oily, but as soon as you stop and it cools the oil reabsorbs into the clay, you didn't do anything wrong, that is just the nature of the beast.

As far as coloring it once it has set up and you kneed it you can just use regular gel or paste colors to color it just like gumpaste of fondant.

chicsugars3 Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 7:22pm
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I have been looking for a long time and found that you can buy modeling chocolate premade online at www.pastrychef.com. you can buy it in white or chocolate. The white can of course be colored just like fondant. Happy baking!!! icon_biggrin.gif

alidpayne Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 9:20pm

Um... $59.99 for a 5.5# container?!?! That is almost $11 a pound! I can make it at home for less than $4 a pound, and that is if I pay $3.65 for a pound of melts @ walmart. lol

There is NO WAY I would pay that much for modeling chocolate.

alidpayne Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 10:56pm

Um... $59.99 for a 5.5# container?!?! That is almost $11 a pound! I can make it at home for less than $4 a pound, and that is if I pay $3.65 for a pound of melts @ walmart. lol

There is NO WAY I would pay that much for modeling chocolate.

p.jssweets Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 3:28pm

I went on the internet and found PastryChef.com have both flavors for 59.99 , that they use on cakeboss etc. Good luck. P.J'SSWEETS

ChocolateCraftKits Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 2:49pm

Shamelessly promoting my website- you can buy precolored modeling chocolate at chocolatecraftkits.com; Charm City Cakes is one of my customers (they purchase the white in bulk quantities and color it as they use it).

Regards
Peggy Alter
peggy@chocolatecraftkits.com

Uniqueask Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 3:22pm

http://www.thebakerskitchen.net/Cake-Decorating-Supplies.aspx

sells it too $9.99 for 14 oz.

reginaherrin Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 3:35pm

Definitely use ChocolateCraftKits modeling chocolate. You don't have to worry about making it and their product is great and cheap.

Jclovr Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 12:23am

I am still looking myself.  As it has been a few years since you asked...I am concerned that there is no place to buy it?

DeliciousDesserts Posted 9 Jul 2013 , 1:44am

AThe same places listed above as well as Global Sugar Art, Pfiel & Holing, The fondant Source

PreshusChef Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 2:08am

This place has it for an okay price. http://www.choco-pan.com/products/2-Lb.-White-Modeling-Chocolate.html

 

I also saw it on Ebay.

 

From what I've seen you can get white modeling chocolate and paint it. That's the route I'm going.

ChocolateCraftKits Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 5:33pm

Chocolate Craft Kits

http://www.chocolatecraftkits.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=72

WickedGoodies Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 5:56pm

Modeling chocolate is so easy to make, you might as well make it! It's so heat sensitive that at this time of the year, I'm not sure how it can be safely shipped. 

 

If it's coming out greasy, that's because it's been over-mixed (which causes the fat to separate from the chocolate) or because the sugar syrup was the wrong temperature (the sugar syrup should also be warm, not cold or hot). Only stir enough to fold in the sugar syrup. Fold gently, like you would with egg whites http://www.wickedgoodies.net/2013/01/how-to-make-modeling-chocolate/

sugaah Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 6:54pm

B. Keith Ryder sells good modlleing chocolate at a reasonable price. The white takes color well and tastes good.

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