is modeling chocolate used the same way as fondant? what do people usually use it for?
yes, you can use it just like fondant. I'm making my very first batch in 2 days, so if anyone else has some input!
You can roll it out, cover a cake, use it as decorations. You can use any kind of chocolate, but the better tasting the chocolate, the better tasting it will be on your cake. You can use white, which is good for coloring, and some have said that it is easy to get the brown chocolates black.
it will taste (so they say) similar to a tootsie roll.
pretty much anything you can do with fondant you can use modelling chocolate for.
it is not as stretchy as fondant, so you might have a better time covering a cake with it by wrapping the sides and covering with a "lid". the heat from your fingers will help make the join seamless looking.
petal dust and luster dust are lovely on mc and the mc really grabs the dust for nice effects.
i love mc to make flowers and ribbons.
I will definitly have to try it then a atootsie roll!! yum!