Modeling Chocolate

This modeling chocolate recipe is super easy to make and is perfect for certain kinds of cake and other decorations.

Modeling chocolate also known as chocolate leather, candy clay, or plastic chocolate is similar to fondant but it is harder and works a little better for certain kinds of decorations. And many people think it tastes better than fondant.

You can use it to make roses and flowers, bows, figures, pretty much any kind of decoration. Maybe you want to model a face, you can use this. It is very easy to make at home, with just two ingredients. And it only takes about 10 minutes to make. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!


1/2 cup of chocolate Milk, White, Dark Chocolate or candy melts (50g)
2 Tbsp of Corn Syrup 40g


Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave. Use bursts of 30 seconds, and stirring in between until melted. Or use the double boiler method on the stovetop.

Add a bit of water to a small pot, place it on the burner, add a larger bowl on top. Place the chocolate in the bowl. Turn the heat to medium. As the water heats up, the steam will warm the bowl melting the chocolate. Make sure to stir as it starts melting.

Heat up the corn syrup for just a few seconds until warm, it should be close to the temp as the melted chocolate. Pour the warm corn syrup into the melted chocolate and fold the two ingredients together with a spatula. Don't mix it fast. Eventually, it will pull from the sides and form a dough.

Place the modeling chocolate on a piece of plastic wrap, and spread it out a bit. Wrap it up gently in the plastic wrap. Allow it to rest for about 12 hours at room temperature or about 3 hours in the fridge.

Now it can be used. It will be hard, just break a piece off and knead it in your hands until soft like play-dough, then use it to mold and sculpt whatever decorations you want. Enjoy!

Find the FULL recipe here on my website.

Watch the video tutorial here:

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