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Where to buy modeling chocolate

post #1 of 21
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I see them all use modeling chocolate on the tv shows but can't find it anywhere and on the shows they all say they buy it pre-colored. Does anyone know where I can purchase this? I know alot of people make it but I haven't had much success with making it. It turns out really greasy.
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post #2 of 21
I've not seen it for sale, but it's extremely easy to make homemade; it's just melted chocolate and corn syrup. I used the recipe I instructions on CC - look up Chocolate Clay (Modeling Chocolate) in the recipe section. icon_smile.gif
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post #3 of 21
hi chloe,
what kind of chocolate are you using (semi-sweet, milk, white, or candy melts)?
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post #4 of 21
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I have tried it with white chocolate and candy melts
post #5 of 21
I have used candy melts as well but I would advise not using the white chocolate kind as it seems more oily. I does get a little messy when working with it because the heat in my hands starts to melt the chocolate but it's so fun and easy to work with and tastes good when the kids are stealing pieces lol
post #6 of 21
I'm glad this question was posted.

I was wondering can you just color it with food coloring?
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post #7 of 21
both the white chocolate and candy melts have more fat in them than semi-sweet. when making these clays, you should be using a recipe that uses less corn syrup than when making with semi-sweet and/or absorb some of the fat off before using.

toba garrett (my cake hero) says she uses unused newprint paper to absorb the fat, but i never have this laying around icon_smile.gif. what i do is to wipe the fat off after i have wrapped it well and aged it in my fridge for 24 hours (it goes in the fridge while still warm and soft). when i take it out, i give it the old once over with a paper towel. kinda yucky icon_smile.gif, but the end result is much better for the reduction in fats that make it too soft and oily.

i love working with semi-sweet because you just don't have this issue, but you do only get the one color, lol.

for coloring, the most reliable way is to use oil-based candy colors. however, there are a number of other ways that folks have successfully used, but i cannot speak to those personally.

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post #8 of 21
I always use the candy melts, and yes, while you are working it with your hands it is very oily, but as soon as you stop and it cools the oil reabsorbs into the clay, you didn't do anything wrong, that is just the nature of the beast.

As far as coloring it once it has set up and you kneed it you can just use regular gel or paste colors to color it just like gumpaste of fondant.
post #9 of 21
I have been looking for a long time and found that you can buy modeling chocolate premade online at www.pastrychef.com. you can buy it in white or chocolate. The white can of course be colored just like fondant. Happy baking!!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #10 of 21
Um... $59.99 for a 5.5# container?!?! That is almost $11 a pound! I can make it at home for less than $4 a pound, and that is if I pay $3.65 for a pound of melts @ walmart. lol

There is NO WAY I would pay that much for modeling chocolate.
post #11 of 21
Um... $59.99 for a 5.5# container?!?! That is almost $11 a pound! I can make it at home for less than $4 a pound, and that is if I pay $3.65 for a pound of melts @ walmart. lol

There is NO WAY I would pay that much for modeling chocolate.
post #12 of 21
I went on the internet and found PastryChef.com have both flavors for 59.99 , that they use on cakeboss etc. Good luck. P.J'SSWEETS
post #13 of 21
Shamelessly promoting my website- you can buy precolored modeling chocolate at chocolatecraftkits.com; Charm City Cakes is one of my customers (they purchase the white in bulk quantities and color it as they use it).

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Peggy Alter
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post #15 of 21
Definitely use ChocolateCraftKits modeling chocolate. You don't have to worry about making it and their product is great and cheap.
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