Modeling Chocolate

Decorating By mahlmann Updated 15 Dec 2009 , 9:07pm by SandiOh

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mahlmann Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 5:43am
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I am trying to make a 3-tier snowman cake. I need to make the stick arms and am wondering about doing this with modeling chocolate. I have found a recipe for it - will it harden enough to do the arms and if so, how long does it need to dry before I use it on the cake. Any other options? Thanks!

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TooMuchCake Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 8:56pm
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You should be able to get it to work as long as the arms aren't too long or too spindly. For a 3-tier you'll probably want them fairly long, though... I would form the mod choc over some uncooked spaghetti sticks to give them stability. Adding some fondant to the mod choc will help it harden better, too.


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SandiOh Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 9:07pm
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I've had inconsistent results with modeling chocolate staying stiff for me, sometimes it droops (I had done modeling chocolate for the pineapple leaves on spongebobs house, the leaves drooped and broke off). I would use a mix of gumpaste and modeling chocolate.

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