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Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate book by Kristen Coniaris

My modeling chocolate book is now available at public libraries in the following U.S. cities. That means you may be able to request it through your local network and check it out for free!  Public libraries/networks that have my book Phoenix, AZ … Continue reading

Chocolate Cake Writing Video

Chocolate Cake Writing Video Tutorial

This video tutorial shows how to write the words, Happy Birthday Catherine onto a cake using melted chocolate and an edible plaque. For the writing, I use melted chocolate combined with vegetable oil to thin the chocolate enough for writing. For the … Continue reading

How to Make Modeling Chocolate Figurines

Modeling Chocolate Figurines

VIDEO: How to Make Modeling Chocolate Figurines Here is a video in fast forward figurine-making with modeling chocolate and royal icing. These tiny carolers were added as decoration to the Winter Gingerbread House Village. These modeling chocolate figurines are both decorated and held together … Continue reading

On a Magazine Cover

Chocolate Illusion Cake by Wicked Goodies

My “Chocolate Optical Illusion Cake” design is on the cover of the November chocolate edition of Cake Masters Magazine! > You can sample the article it here < > Or buy a copy of the issue here < You can also scroll down to … Continue reading

Chocolate Skulls Video

Modeling Chocolate Skull Decorations

These 3D modeling chocolate skull decorations were used as garnish along with modeling chocolate lace garter belts on this brightly colored topsy turvy cake with circus stripes. If you follow this link, you can view the tools that I use in the video … Continue reading

How to Make a Skull Cake

How to Make a Skull Cake by Wicked Goodies

According to Mexican tradition, on the Day of the Dead, the elegant skull represents both the death of beauty and the beauty of death, a cake decorator’s paradox. The decorations on this skull cake were crafted from modeling chocolate. The cake was … Continue reading

Modeling Chocolate Rose Tutorial

Modeling Chocolate Roses

This whimsical rose style that is quite popular with fondant can also be executed using rolled modeling chocolate. The same fold-and-roll technique applies. It’s a simple approach. This is a video excerpt from the book Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate Chapter 6 – Flowers … Continue reading

How to Make Modeling Chocolate Video

Modeling Chocolate Video Instructions

This is a video supplement to Chapter 1 from the book, Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate, which demonstrates how to make modeling chocolate out of chocolate + sugar syrup. The sugar syrup can be corn syrup, liquid glucose, golden syrup or rice syrup … Continue reading

Breast Wishes Cake Tutorial

3D Boob Cake Tutorial

I made this booby cake decorated with smooth buttercream and modeling chocolate for a fundraising event in honor my friend, Laura, who is winning a fight against breast cancer. Go, Laura! It was a huge cake – each boob was … Continue reading

Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate

Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate Tutorial

One of the advantages of using modeling chocolate (over fondant) for cake designs is that it can be seamlessly inlaid with patterns such as animal prints. That means, decorations can be embedded into a smooth buttercream frosted cake surface. Here is how to make a … Continue reading

You Be the Judge

Vote for the Cake

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. Results will be announced on Sunday, Sep 15th Wow, there were some impressive entries in the Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate Competition. Thanks to all the talented dessert artists who submitted photos! There were many great … Continue reading

How to Marbleize Modeling Chocolate

Marlbed Modeling Chocolate Tutorial

Modeling chocolate, also known as modelling chocolate, moulding chocolate, or chocolate clay, can be marbled in infinite ways. It’s an easy technique that involves twisting and folding two or more colors together repeatedly. The results may be used to render cloudy sky, … Continue reading

How to Make Piping Cones

Parchment Paper Piping Cones

I like to use parchment paper cones to decorate cakes with melted chocolate, buttercream frosting, or royal icing. The cones allow for more control and better rotation with the wrist to accomplish swirls and finer detail work up close on cakes. They are disposable … Continue reading

How to Roll Modeling Chocolate Videos

How to Roll Modeling Chocolate

  Using both a pasta machine and a plastic rolling pin, these two video tutorials demonstrate how to roll modeling chocolate. For thinner, more consistent sheets of modeling chocolate, I recommend using the pasta machine method. VIDEO: How to Roll … Continue reading

Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate Competition

Online Cake Design Competition Wicked Goodies

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED VIEW THE FINALISTS AND VOTE HERE Rules of the contest 1. Any cake shape or design qualifies for this contest. Extra points will be awarded for originality! 2. All entries must include the use of at … Continue reading

Elephant Cupcake Tutorial

Baby Elephant Cupcakes

These cupcakes were made along with some other zoo animal designs for the birthday of an adorable one-year-old boy. Items Needed Filled cupcakes, frosted with vanilla buttercream Light blue modeling chocolate or fondant Round cutter, 1” (25 mm) diameter Rolled modeling … Continue reading

Modeling Chocolate Introduction

Modeling Chocolate Basics

Skip straight to the recipes or read this introduction to modeling chocolate. Modeling Chocolate Modeling chocolate, also known as plastic chocolate, chocolate leather, or candy clay, is a soft, pliable confection made from chocolate and sugar syrup. It can be used in … Continue reading

How to Make a Pig Cake

3D Pig Cake Tutorial

The challenge of the creature cake involves striking a balance between realistic and yummy. Here, modeling chocolate combined with fondant makes piggish features possible while yumminess is conveyed in a chocolate buttercream mud puddle, splashes of dark chocolate glaze, truffles, malt balls, … Continue reading