Can I do this? I am looking for an alternative to covering cakes other than fondant, mmf and buttercream. Also, I see that Buddy from CakeBoss covers his cakes w/modeling chocolate.
If I can, I need a recipe. "pretty please" I see there is one on here but there haven't been any comments about it.
I love working w/fondant the most, but people don't seem to like the texture no matter the taste. darn it!!
Here's a helpful thread on using white chocolate modeling clay instead of fondant:
Just have a few more questions....
okay i've read and read so far....now for a test. Smile
but i do have a few questions like...
how long does a cake last once covered w/the chocolate leather? ex: fondant - a couple of days. is this the same??
can i use chocolate chips (nestle house version)??
if i want to add color, i read that you i do that by adding fondant or the candy melts. but can i add wilton's gel color?? does this mess w/the consistency?
when covering a cake, do i use crisco or powdered sugar or anything to prepare counter top so that it doesn't stick???
what about hands?? i notice that you have to wash them often. so i am assuming i don't grease them?
okay last question...i think...how does this compare to white chocolate mmf
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR (whoever this nice person maybe!!) I TRULY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO HELP A NEWBIE LIKE ME OUT!!
i use nestle chocolate chips to make my semi-sweet clay and it has always turned out consistently excellent and without issues. the clay will pretty much taste like whatever chocolate you use, so if you prefer the taste of upscale chocolates, you should use those. if you like the taste of chips, then go for it .
i never grease or dust my hands when working with MC. i think you will find there is no need.
i have never had much of a sticking problem when i roll it out either, but i don't know if my experience is the norm or not. unless it gets to warm, it is not really super sticky stuff.
adding color: lots of different approaches to this/different opinions. i can tell you what i do and then tell you what i have read. i use candy color (oil based) or a few selected candy melts (or just used colored candy melts period) to the white to give me the color i want, both would be added in the melted form.
other people have advised they use powder.
still other people say that regular coloring can be kneaded in after the chocolate has set up. i have not tried this because i have been a bit concerned about the water based color and chocolate, but i have heard enough people say it works that i am going to have to try it.
thanks so much diane!
and wow!! your cakes are so pretty. glad i could have help from a professional.