I have been asked to make a Cinderella dress cake with the little mice and birds sewing her dress. Does anyone have a great candy clay recipe? I also really need advice and directions on how to make the mice. Any help will be so appreciated! Tia.
Personally I would use fondant or GP for the figures but you can probably use any standard modelling chocolate recipe. Also did you see this cake:
Found it in the Search when I put in Cinderella dress and then clicked on the see more photos - it is on the first page of the photos.
modeling clay recipe is 1/3 C corn syrup to one 14oz bag of melted candy discs, mix until it forms a ball then spread it out thinly on saran wrap and let cool, then knead it to make it pliable.
I have seen posts on CC that suggest that it is easier to work when mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with fondant. I think it could be difficult to make the figures out of the chocolate alone as it softens very quickly, if your are a slow builder your hands are warm enough to make the figure not hold its shape.
modeling clay recipe is 1/3 C corn syrup to one 14oz bag of melted candy discs, mix until it forms a ball .......
I use this recipe, too, but I also squeeze out as much liquid as possible before allowing it to rest. By ridding it of so much fat, you have a longer time to work with it and it holds its shape better if it's a bit warm.
Thank you for the picture, Linstead. It's perfect! Also, thank you to the other helpful cake decorators for passing along the recipe for candy clay! The reason I don't want to use fondant with it is the taste factor. Maybe I will mix a batch both ways and see how it tastes. Now, I know I am repeating myself, but I really could use help with instructions on how to make the mice.
I would google youtube videos using regular clay-it works the same way, and there are a lot of videos showing how to do animals.
Great question and great answers. Thanks Rae for that tidbit that I'll be using from now on!
Thanks for the hint to google how to make regular clay animals. For some reason I never thought of that. Great idea! Thanks again!