I´m planning to do an Angry Birds Star Wars cake in December. Some of the characters are dark and thus I thought of modeling with chocolate instead of fondant to save on black coloring. It would be my first time modeling with chocolate, and I would need to know if it´s too early to start making the characters or if the pieces will last at least until mid December without problem.
Any other advice or link where I could gather more information will also be greatly appreciated!
here is a cake central thread that might help you!
I made moulded lego bricks using candy melts, coconut oil and wilton colouring. They kept well boxed in the fridge (with plenty of kitchen roll to absorb any moisture). I used liquid glucose in the remainder of the choc/candy mix, allowed to cool and kneaded to form various colours of modelling chocolate (each colour reacts differently: some leach out a lot of oil, others not so much- nothing that kitchen roll cant handle!). I wrapped each colour in cling film and it keeps for at least 3 mths- just give it a knead to get it pliable again. I prob wouldn't form complete figures too far in advance tho in case some colours bleed (esp. darker colours). I dare say you could make the components and use edible glue the day before to finish assembly? :)