Is it easier or better to cover a cake with modeling choclate vs fondant? Does it dry out or crack as easily as fondant. I really want to try using it but not sure if it is better for certain applications.
I don't think you can cover a cake with just modeling chocolate but you can mix it with fondant then cover your cake. I think the ratio is like 50/50.
i have just covered my last cake with green modeling chocolate. perhaps i should of tried a smaller cake first. but it did cover the cake just fine, and when i polled everyone and asked what they prefered fondant or the chocolate-it was a split! i find the modeling choc less sweet as compared to just straight fondant. i also used a hairdryer to help the cake appear more seamless and give it a shinny smooth surface-something you cannot attempt with fondant. i have not tried the 50/50 for cake covering-just for figures. but that should work too! HTH
I've done a book cake that I covered with modelling chocolate and it was pretty straight forward. The modelling chocolate isnt quite as easy to smooth like fondant but I think I prefer the flavor.
I know that Susan Morgan from Elegant Cheesecakes covers her wedding cheesecakes in modeling chocolate.