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Can a flower like this be made with modeling chocolate?  Will a ball tool ruffle modeling chocolate like it does fondant or gumpaste? I want to put it on the top of a cupcake and don't really want to use gumpaste.  I would rather use something people will eat.

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 9

yes it could happen

 

it would need to stay more thick petaled and cooler

 

thin petals will succumb to the temperature

 

that looks more like being pinched together rather than the ball tool ruffling it

you could make a mixture of both modeling choco and fondant icon_biggrin.gif

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post #3 of 9
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I thought the outside of the pedal was thinned with a ball tool, but I think you are right! I normally make marshmallow fondant, but that probably isn't the best to mix with it?? Thanks a bunch for your response!
post #4 of 9

That is a very pretty flower. The petals are so thin!  I have used Tootsie rolls and also modeling chocolate for roses for cupcakes and cakes.  Not the same flower though but maybe you could experiment with rolling them out thinner?

Good luck! 

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post #5 of 9

Yes you can absolutely do this type of flower with modeling chocolate using the same tools that you would for gumpaste or fondant. That's how I do my flowers. @K8, they don't have to be thick at all. In fact modeling chocolate petals can be rolled extremely thin. I would not recommend fondant or a mix of fondant for this fine of a flower. Fondant is so chunky...I am not sure what kind of flower you are referring to.

 

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post #6 of 9

you can get straight MMF to roll pretty thin...I used a ball tool on the edges of these petals then pinched the centers to create the ruffle look.

 

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even modeling chocolate/candy clay can be rolled thin...like these roses.

 

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post #7 of 9

Kristen--yes it can be done i agree--and your cake is gorgeous--i love the coloration

 

but sometimes the choco is too bendy after being plied by warm new fingers

 

and it might conform to the top of the cupcake instead of standing up nice & tall

 

so i was just giving ways to ensure a better product

 

could be tricky for that type flower

 

i mean i was picturing it with one big flower on top of the cupcake though

 

smaller flowers would be more doable for a new learner ;) imo

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post #8 of 9
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Thank you so much for all of the great advice!! I know I can make these flowers easily out of gumpaste, but I may make up a batch of modeling chocolate this weekend and do a trial run to see if I can make it work.
All of your cakes and flowers are beautiful!!
post #9 of 9

@K8, ah yes I see what you mean. To help modeling chocolate flowers hold their shape, I place them in various sized silicone molds (alternatively, you could use an egg carton). Modeling chocolate firms up nicely overnight. It gets dry and somewhat brittle - not like fondant, but firm enough to stand up on its own. Just keep it away from heat and humidity, which may cause it to wilt. 

 

@Virago, those are really pretty flowers! Nice work.

 

 

@IHeart, right on! Good luck! 

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