Modeling Chocolate Circus Stripes

Modeling Chocolate Cake Stripes

Here is a video tutorial demonstrating how to decorate a cake with colorful strips of modeling chocolate. This is an easy design idea that can be used to dress up birthday cakes, kid’s cakes, or special occasion cakes. Some of you … Continue reading

Check Out My Book For Free!

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

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

Cake Drop

Cake Dropping Demolition by Wicked Goodies

 VIDEO: Cake Drop In October, I made two fake bread cakes, one square and one round. Each one I decorated twice to make a total of four cake designs, including the one shown here. The decorating process was filmed and photographed … 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

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 Fill Layer Cakes Video

Layer Cake Filling in the Pan

Here is some more information for those seeking tips on How to Fill Layer Cakes. My professional bakery method involves building layer cakes in pans, which yields solid puck and brick-shaped cakes that are easy to carve and frost. If … Continue reading

Cake Competition Winners

Cake Competition Results

Here are the top 5 cake finalists. (The winner is announced at the end of the post) TOP 5 FINALISTS of the Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate Competition Tonto Cake made by Tim Sullivan of Cakes by Timbo “This is a … Continue reading

Book Trailer

Kristen Coniaris of Wicked Goodies

Here is the book trailer for Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate. Book Trailer, Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate Free Tutorials … 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

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 a Boat Cake

3D Boat Cake Tutorial

This 3D cake adventure involves modeling chocolate, piped chocolate, malt balls, buttercream frosting, wood dowel infrastructure, carved cake construction, and Pepperidge Farm Pirouette Rolled Wafers. This boat wedding cake was designed for a couple that met at the 2009 San Diego Singles Conference on … 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 Slice Cake Layers

How to Slice Cake Layers

This step-by-step video tutorial contains instructions on how to slice level cake layers like a professional baker. I often see bakers slicing cake layers by sawing with the knife. However the back-and-forth motion is more likely to result in jagged, … 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

Flattering Cake Platters

Cake Platters Stands Boards and Drums

The piping that I did on the cake above is a Martha Stewart design. When making, selling, or buying wedding and specialty cakes, there is the factor of the cake serving platter. Because every cake needs to sit on top of something, … 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