Modeling chocolate

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Modeling chocolate
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The roses on this cake were made from modeling chocolate.
Main ingredientsChocolate, corn syrup, glucose syrup, or golden syrup

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.[1]

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.

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  1. ^ Peters, Colette (December 6, 2013). "Modeling Chocolate". Food & Wine. Retrieved May 28, 2015.

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