Modeling Chocolate Question

Decorating By kristiemarie Updated 15 Jun 2011 , 9:33pm by BlakesCakes

kristiemarie Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 2:40pm
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Does it frill like fondant? I've never worked with it (or even felt it for that matter) so I have no idea what to expect.

Thanks!

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kristiemarie Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 2:55pm
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To better explain...if I want to make a ruffle. Can I use chocolate or won't it act the same?

FromScratchSF Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 3:23pm
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Hello!

I'm new to modeling chocolate but I was able to do a whole bunch of stuff with it. i haven't made a frilled ruffle with it but the few books i have show them frilling it for various things like flowers and pleats so i don't see why you could not do a ruffle.

post pics when you try it!

jen

BlakesCakes Posted 15 Jun 2011 , 9:33pm
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Originally Posted by kristiemarie

To better explain...if I want to make a ruffle. Can I use chocolate or won't it act the same?




For the most part, yes. It's very dependent on the room temp and the thickness of the modeling chocolate.

I use a good metal ball tool to ruffle, using it the same way I would ruffle fondant or gum paste. I've never been good with a toothpick, so I haven't tried that. You have to work quickly, because too much friction warms it too much and the ruffle won't hold.

The hibiscus are all ball tool ruffled modeling chocolate.
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HTH
Rae

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