Modeling Chocolate Vs Fondant

Decorating By bahoo80 Updated 27 Apr 2014 , 7:28pm by MBalaska

bahoo80 Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 2:25pm
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Hi

 

I'm planning to make a baby shower cake with the top tier made to look like a baby's crib

 

i'm wondering what would be better to use fondant or modelling chocolate to make the sides of the crib?

 

looking forward to hearing your feedback and any tips you might have

 

thx

16 replies
Gingerlocks Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 3:24pm
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I think fondant alone would just be too soft and it might just fall apart; you could try a gum paste-fondant mix.  Modeling chocolate works great on the other hand. 

Chris449842 Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 6:34pm
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ACan you get modeling chocolate in the Uk?

Gingerlocks Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 8:38pm
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You can make it...

 

http://www.wilton.com/blog/index.php/how-to-make-candy-clay-modeling-candy/

 

I've done it before, its not hard. 

Chris449842 Posted 9 Apr 2014 , 9:01pm
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A

Thank you off to look xx

bahoo80 Posted 13 Apr 2014 , 9:14pm
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Thx everyone for your reply.. i've tried making modeling chocolate the first batch it came super greasy.

 

my second batch turned out great, the trick in not to over mix it

 

now comes the trick of making the crib.... wish me luck

MBalaska Posted 13 Apr 2014 , 9:28pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by bahoo80 
 

Thx everyone for your reply.. i've tried making modeling chocolate the first batch it came super greasy.

 

** my second batch turned out great, the trick in not to over mix it **

 

now comes the trick of making the crib.... wish me luck

Exactly!!   Wishing you luck, as MC is wonderfully delicious and workable.  

mb

Gingerlocks Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 8:15pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by bahoo80 
 

Thx everyone for your reply.. i've tried making modeling chocolate the first batch it came super greasy.

 

my second batch turned out great, the trick in not to over mix it

 

now comes the trick of making the crib.... wish me luck

It takes practice..glad the second one came out better. Post pics of the crib when you're done, dying to see the finished product!

howsweet Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 9:40pm
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Just a word of caution - you didn't mention your location. I went to a Mike McCarey workshop on modeling chocolate on a hot summer day. Even with the car a/c on high, much of my work sort of wilted on the way home. It was then that a realized modeling chocolate would be of limited use to me where I live.

morganchampagne Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 11:03pm
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A[quote name="howsweet" url="/t/769860/modeling-chocolate-vs-fondant#post_7501138"]Just a word of caution - you didn't mention your location. I went to a Mike McCarey workshop on modeling chocolate on a hot summer day. Even with the car a/c on high, much of my work sort of wilted on the way home. It was then that a realized modeling chocolate would be of limited use to me where I live. [/quote

We live in the same area...weather is beginning to tell me that modeling chocolate is on it's way out. If you live in a hot place like Houston,TX you want a plan B

MBalaska Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 11:33pm
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Plan B = move to Alaska?? :roll:

morganchampagne Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 11:40pm
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ALol!!!! That would def my problem!

bahoo80 Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 12:47pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by howsweet 
 

Just a word of caution - you didn't mention your location. I went to a Mike McCarey workshop on modeling chocolate on a hot summer day. Even with the car a/c on high, much of my work sort of wilted on the way home. It was then that a realized modeling chocolate would be of limited use to me where I live.


i live in Quebec so we are still enjoying weather on the cool side but i definitely agree with MC being of seasonal use as it wont hold up in summer. 

I'll be working with the modeling chocolate this weekend hopefully all will go well

 

will keep you posted

cazza1 Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 2:08pm
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MB your plan B is a bit drastic.  The modelling chocolate might be workable after being in the microwave but the fingers would not be able to work it because of the big thick gloves trying to keep them warm.  And don't you dare try to tell me it's not that cold.  I can see your picture. BRRRRRRRRR

MBalaska Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 7:48pm
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Cazza1, my suggestion was just a little over the top. :) 

However, even in summer here the average temperature is 55 f.  Modeling Chocolate is perfect year round here. happily!

Alaska may be the complete opposite heat and weather wise, from where you are.

bahoo80 Posted 27 Apr 2014 , 7:01pm
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Hi

 

So i finaly managed to finish the baby shower cake with the crib made of modeling chocolate

 

i would love to hear your feedback and comments on it and if there is anything i should do differently next time

 

thx and looking forward to hearing your feedback

 

????

MBalaska Posted 27 Apr 2014 , 7:28pm
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bahoo80 Your crib is large and looks like it's holding up just fine.  It's nice to know that you could do that with modeling chocolate.   Successful use of MC on your part. It's nice the way that you put the baby name on the headboard.  The stencil looks nice also.

:grin:

Your bottom borders look like they are melting, or maybe a little soft, not sure there. But I've never stacked a cake so I'm always humbled by it.  This is so far beyond anything I could do. Keep up the good work.

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