Quick and easy modelling chocolate.

   A couple of months ago Auntie Shell suggested that I watch a show called Choccywoccydoodah, about chocolatiers in Brighton who specialise in huge and intricate cakes and chocolate sculptures. Already being obsessed with cake shows like Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, Cake wars and Cupcake wars I was captivated by Choccywoccydoodah and the amazingly talented chocolatiers that work there. I soon began looking for recipes to make my own modelling chocolate and experimented with a few recipes when I stumbled across this one which I found worked brilliantly and tastes fantastic! So great I keep catching my little brother nibbling at it in the fridge like a mouse!
   All you need is:
8oz of Chocolate (Plain, Milk or White, white is best if you want to paint it with food dye.)
3.5oz of Golden Syrup (Corn Syrup for all our American friends.)

How easy is that?!
   First of all measure out your chocolate and melt it. You can do this in a microwave, keep taking it out of the microwave to stir it every 10 seconds too make sure its not burning or sticking to the bowl (Remember! Microwaveable bowl and don't put metal spoons in!)
   If you prefer to use an oven then you will need a pan with an amount of water in the bottom, make sure the water is about an inch away from your bowl when its placed on the pan. Put your ring on a medium heat and wait for the water to boil (Please don't burn yourself!), when the chocolate begins to melt stir it occasionally until its all melted.
I resisted temptation!!
Next measure your Syrup out.
Again I resisted temptation!
   Mix in your Syrup to your Chocolate, and it should being to go thick! Like magic! Keep stirring it 'til when you stir it becomes a ball. Don't worry its normal for it to spread out again.
   Then you'll be left with this tasty little lump!
I didn't resist temptation this time!
   Leave it in the fridge for at least an hour. If your making it for little kids to create things with you'll have to stick something on tv for an hour or so! If its just for a cake I suggest making it the night before and leaving it in the fridge in air tight container so it will be nice and cool and model better when you knead it.
   When you take it out of the fridge knead it about for a while so its warmed up enough to mold. Then you can make cute little creations like this!
It was meant to be a skull... I only left my chocolate for an hour.
   And if you're really adventurous you can do this!
Scream! If you wanna get glittery!

Don't you just Lurrvve glitter hearts?
   And they're all edible!! My brother certainly enjoyed munching away my little scream! Perfect for partys for little kids! They can model away and enjoy eating it, much tastier than Play-Doh!

1 comment

Anonymous said...

Thank you very easy instructions. Am excited to try this out 😀