Modeling chocolate, also called chocolate leather, plastic chocolate or candy clay, is a chocolate paste made by melting chocolate and combining it with corn syrup, glucose syrup, or golden syrup. Primarily used by upscale cakemakers and pâtisseries to add decoration to cakes and pastries, modeling chocolate is formed into a variety of shapes and structures that cannot be easily accomplished with other softer edible materials such as buttercream frosting, marzipan, or fondant. Modeling chocolate can be made from white, dark, or milk chocolate. Modeling chocolate is often not used by home bakers and is often very difficult to work with. It is usually expensive, but there are many ways to make it at home easily. It is often used by upscale bakeries along with fondant and gum paste.