Gum Paste Or Modeling Chocolate?

Decorating By Adevag Updated 2 Sep 2009 , 1:51am by backermeister

Adevag Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 8:27pm
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I have never worked with modeling chocolate myself but I have seen them on TV using it for sculpting. Is there a difference in using modeling choc. to gum paste? When do you use gum paste for figures and when should you use chocolate? Also, is modeling chocolate the same as chocolate clay?

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Rylan Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 11:52pm
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I believe modeling chocolate can easily be seamless if one right.

backermeister Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 1:51am
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Yes modeling choc and choc clay are the same. Basically a choc and glucose mixture. Gum paste dries hard while modeling choc remains softer and never really solidifies. It is good for covering rkt and modeling simple flowers. Choc also softens fairly quickly in heat and humidity so figures tend to lose their shape. I would choose at least a 50/50 gumpaste/fondant mixture for modeling figures. hth icon_smile.gif

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