I am planning one of the ombre cakes with the individual ruffled petals around the side (like this: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2273174/blue-ombre ). I haven't worked with modeling chocolate before, and was wondering if it could be used for the petals. I didn't know if it would hold it's shape enough to keep the ruffled look. Thanks for your help!
Yes you can use modeling chocolate to do the petals and it will hold the shape great. If you are unsure, do a test petal. But, modeling chocolate holds shapes very well in my experience of using it.
Me too, I made my own and mixed it with some fondant to make it easier to work with and it made the best roses I've ever done, it took a while to firm up thouh compared to GP but keep your petals dry and cold and they'll firm up quicker they'll taste waaaaay better than fondant ones too
I would suggest modeling chocolate. It can be rolled nice and thin so it's not too heavy as a decoration. That's what I used on the fish and for the ruffles on the white wedding cake. It would work great for your intended design.