Modeling Chocolate To Cover Cake?

Decorating By sarah5008 Updated 8 May 2010 , 10:49pm by mamawrobin

sarah5008 Posted 7 May 2010 , 6:55pm
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I need some advice. I have a violin cake that I'm brainstorming at the mement. The customer would like chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, but since it's a carved cake with details I want a clean look.

I have never tried chocolate flavored fondant and don't know if it will give me the taste I'm looking for (more like a tootie roll). Has anyone ever covered a cake with modeling chocolate? The cake will 4" in height and around 12"x 6".

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sarah5008 Posted 8 May 2010 , 12:47am
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Anyone? icon_sad.gif

mbark Posted 8 May 2010 , 1:11am
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I can't answer the modeling chocolate part, but can tell you that Satin Ice chocolate fondant tastes JUST like a tootsie roll, HTH!

Suebee Posted 8 May 2010 , 1:15am
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We use vanilla Satin Ice and it too tastes like Tootsie Roll. Our customers love it. Tired to make modeling chocolate using fondant and chocolate but it didn't work. Good luck..

leslie2748 Posted 8 May 2010 , 1:22am
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I saw on Food Network that this one woman always uses modeling chcolate instead of fondant. It worked well on the fish she was making, which was flat and long like your violin, without a lot of sharp heavy edges. I think it would be fine.

sarah5008 Posted 8 May 2010 , 1:56am
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Thank you guys! I wasn't sure about chocolate fondant, but now know it's an option icon_smile.gif I'm thinking I'll try the modeling first since I wouldn't have to order it and if it doesn't work then move to the fondant.

noosie Posted 8 May 2010 , 2:20am
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Hi I've used modeling chocolate to cover two of my cakes with wonderful results. They were each covered in different ways but the candy clay was easy enough to use and very tasty!! Good luck.

Cake 1

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1171262

Cake 2

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1299265

icer101 Posted 8 May 2010 , 2:23am
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A c/cer posted on another thread about this covering a cake with modeling chocolate. Her user name is anasasi. She is really glad to share how she does it. I p/med her with questions. She was really nice to help me . Why don,t you p/m her also. Ask her to join this thread to help all of you that are interested. In her pics, you will see her cakes covered in modeling chocolate. hth I also got info from a c/cer on how she does it. She has a beautiful wedding cake.She was also really nice to help me. Her user name is , Steady2Hands. . I have not done this yet, but will be trying it the last of the month. If mine goes well, i will post a pic.

superstar Posted 8 May 2010 , 10:12pm
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Noosie your cakes are fabulous! I have been dying to try covering a cake with modeling choc & would love to know more. Help from anasasi would also be wonderful for us all.

mamawrobin Posted 8 May 2010 , 10:16pm
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There is a well known male decorator that uses only modeling chocolate to cover his cakes. Can't remember his name though. Maybe someone will come to my rescue with his name. icon_lol.gif

I've used it mixed with fondant. Yummy.

Cakelayer Posted 8 May 2010 , 10:30pm
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I've used modeling chocolate to cover a cake because I preferred the taste but it was difficult because it doesn't have the stretch that fondant has. I had a hard time not having folds at the bottom and I didn't like the results. Maybe on a smaller cake it might work better.

DianaJJ

JGMB Posted 8 May 2010 , 10:40pm
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

There is a well known male decorator that uses only modeling chocolate to cover his cakes. Can't remember his name though. Maybe someone will come to my rescue with his name. icon_lol.gif




I'm not positive, but I think it's Mike McCarey.

mamawrobin Posted 8 May 2010 , 10:49pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JGMB

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamawrobin

There is a well known male decorator that uses only modeling chocolate to cover his cakes. Can't remember his name though. Maybe someone will come to my rescue with his name. icon_lol.gif



I'm not positive, but I think it's Mike McCarey.




Yep. That's right thumbs_up.gif Thanks!

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