How many of you loved to play with play dough as a kid? I'm serious. I loved the stuff. I could spend hours sculpting little figures and such. I never really grew out of it. I worked with ceramic clay in college. Now I've found a way to combine my love for sculpting with my love for baking.
I hear you out there in cyberspace, "You can sculpt with fondant and gum paste.", and you're right. Gum paste and fondant are great for sculpting too. I love this modeling chocolate for three big reasons. The first is quite obvious...it's chocolate! Who can argue with that? The second reason is how easy it is to make. I'll show you. The third reason is that it is stiff enough to make things like mortar board hats for graduation and delicate enough to make flowers.
Remove the bowl of chocolate from the heat and stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Stir in 1/3 cup of corn syrup.
Coming up next I'll show you how I made the chocolate roses. Until then, happy caking!