Hello Modeling Chocolate, Goodbye Fondant.


Modeling Chocolate – Roses

Modeling chocolate, or chocolate clay, is the new fondant for cake decorating. Whatever fondant can do, modeling chocolate can do better. It’s as simple as that.

Fondant is the popular sugary dough used for cake decorating. The stuff on wedding cakes that gets left on the plate.

Modeling chocolate is a chocolate and corn syrup mixture that produces a flexible, edible clay-like material that is perfect for covering cakes, making marvelous flowers, many fabulous decorations, and it tastes delicious. It drapes beautifully, and can be textured, tinted, and molded into shapes. It’s also very easy to use, and does not need to be tempered. It comes pre-made, or you can make it yourself.

For Cake Decorating, Modeling Chocolate Reigns Supreme, both in Flavor and Appearance.

Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate. Cake photos provided by Cakework, San Francisco

Classy Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate.
Cake photos provided by Cakework, San Francisco

How to make a snazzy rose with modeling chocolate

I made my very first chocolate decorations with modeling chocolate several years ago. My cake decorator friend and owner of Cakework in San Francisco, showed me how to make  chocolate roses. I thought they were just so exquisite! 

Seriously, when was the last time someone told you they loved the taste of fondant?

I also use modeling chocolate for most of the decorations on my chocolate figures.


Chocolate figure decorations, elegantly draped with modeling chocolate

Sorry fondant, your 15 minutes is up. Modeling chocolate is the new hip kid on the block.

Online Cake Decorating Class

See my Craftsy.com  “Intro to Modeling Chocolate”, review post here
if you want to hear more about the above course!


NEW COURSE JUST ADDED! “Modeling Chocolate Magic”

NEW course: “Modeling Chocolate Magic” on Craftsy.com !

Can it get any better then this? So many new things I have learned to do with modeling chocolate! Lauren Kitchens explains things so simply and has the best personality! Love this class! I only wish I could give it 10 stars!
– CDodd12 (via craftsy.com)

Peace, Love, Chocolate,

The Chocolate Addict.com


NOTE: please understand that I am an academically challenged right-brainer, and forgive any typos, grammatical faux pas, and things that don’t make sense.