When I did the white modelling chocolate video, I had too many requests from readers and viewers to show how to use it on cakes. Though modelling chocolate is a great alternative for fondant, it doesn’t work like fondant. The clay is very different in texture and needs some getting used to before using it for covering cakes. It cannot be draped on a cake as it is not as pliable as fondant. You need to wrap the cake instead of draping. Here is my attempt to show you how to do it.
Let me tell you again, I am not a pro in cake decorating. So this may not be the prettiest cake as it has its own mistakes. This is just my attempt to show you the technique and I am sure you will improvise on it. Use corn flour while rolling the chocolate. Do not use icing sugar. You can even roll it between two parchment layers.
Here are the recipe I have used to make this cake:
My Best Eggless Chocolate Cake (Click for recipe)
My Dark Chocolate Ganache Recipe (Click for recipe)
My White Modelling Chocolate (click for recipe)
How To Cover a Cake With Ganache (Click for video)
These are the recipes and techniques I have used to create this cake. But you are free to use any cake, any frosting and filling of your choice. Only avoid whipped cream as it will not be stable under the chocolate. You will have a tough time placing the chocolate on it as it is very soft.
Any mould used with fondants can be used with modelling chocolate. And you need not dust the mould with corn flour as the oil in the chocolate clay will make it easier to remove it from the mould. When you make flowers and leaves, allow them to set for 3-4 hours before handling them again. The heat from your hands affects the chocolate very much.
And while arranging them, you don’t have to use glue. The chocolate clay itself will stick with the other one in a while. That is the beauty of it. But if you want to be sure, use edible gum which is a mix of tylose and water or piping gel as glue.
It is better to brush the flowers with lustre dust or petal dust to give it some sheen. But it is just optional. You can also have them just as it is. I think you find this video helpful. Subscribe to my channel, comment and like the video. Links are given below. Just take a look and give some love..
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