So, I'm watching the cake boss marathon (YAY) and I notice that he uses alot of modeling chocolate to make figurines instead of gumpaste or fondant. Why is that? Do you buy it or make it? I'm just curious as to why he chooses the modeling chocolate instead of the other options. Any insight or your vote would be helpful. Thanks guys!
Modeling chocolate becomes soft and pliable with the heat of your hands, but hardens quickly when it cools to room temperature. It holds its shape better and dries much faster than fondant or gumpaste.
Thanks so much for answering Kelley!
Why is that? Do you buy it or make it?
Modeling chocolate is just (in my house ) melting wafers and corn syrup...10oz to 1/3 cup. Melt wafers, stir in syrup, let cool, break of small pieces, knead to workable consistancy. I love it for roses, I can get the pedals much thinner than with fondant or gumpaste or 50/50. HTH!