Iv seen it on cake boos and is sound a lot easier to work with then gum paste for figures... I making a Mario cake and I need to start making him ASAP..
iv just seen a recipe on youtube that just melts the chocolate and adds corn syrup,, what could I use instead in the UK... honey?
I use 1 bag of chocolate wafers (from craft stores in any color), melt in microwave, then add 1/4 cup (light/clear) corn syrup, mix and pour onto wax paper. let cool completely, then roll up in the wax paper and seal in a ziplock plastic baggie until I need to use (but after 24 hrs). I think I got recipe from here. It always softens in your hands as you work it so don't be put off if it seems hard and crumbly. HTH
kim_1, here is a recipe to make your own corn syrup:
2/3 cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon powdered alum
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
Step 1: In a saucepan, mix the cold water and the cornstarch.
Step 2: Bring the mixture to a boil. Stir until it becomes clear.
Step 3: Add the sugar. Continue to boil until it reaches the consistency of prepared corn syrup.
Step 4: Remove from heat and add the vanilla and alum. Stir to dissolve. You may also want to add a drop of yellow food coloring to give the syrup the desired color.
This recipe makes around 2 cups of syrup.
Edited to add: in some countries, cornstarch is called corn flour. Corn syrup is very thick and slowly drips from a spoon.
I believe it is called golden syrup in the UK? I may be wrong though as I live in the states.
=thanks for the recipe Alfiesmom and 2SchnauzerLady I will have to have a go... Iv just had a look on Google and it looks like I might be able to get away with golden syrup its not the same thing though....
I will end up trying all these im writing down the recipes now
thanks , I love this forum I cant wait to try working with Modeling Chocolate
if I make it can I leave it in the fridge over night or can it only be for 5 hours and then stored in a tub out of the fridge?
Im gunna go make some now