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All my products are made to be the most delicious you've ever eaten! Painstakingly tested recipes, innovative baking techniques, and the very best ingredients set them apart. Premium chocolates, Madagascar vanilla beans, real butter, fresh fruit, and premium toasted nuts.

Everything I make is from scratch, including my fondant, sugar paste and modeling chocolate.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Modeling Chocolate Rose

I had some fun this week, making modeling chocolate for the first time.  Modeling chocolate is made by melting chocolate, and then stirring in corn syrup.  The moisture in the corn syrup "seizes" the chocolate, turning it into a dough that you can color and shape, a lot like fondant or gumpaste, except it is not at all stretchy.  It softens with the warmth of your hands, so you can get it really nice and thin, and make delicate decorations and flowers with it.  They harden back up to chocolate consistency as they cool, and taste delicious!  For my first modeling chocolate project, I made a white chocolate rose:

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