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Modeling Chocolate

Modeling chocolate is like chocolate playdough that is stiffer than fondant and perfect for many types of decorations. It is so easy to make at home with only 2 ingredients. And it only takes about 10 minutes to put together.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Resting Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 10 mins
Course: Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American, British, French
Keyword: decorating, fondant, soft
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Bowl
  • spoon
  • Plastic wrap
  • Spatula


  • 1/2 cup of chocolate Milk, White, Dark Chocolate or candy melts (50g)
  • 2 Tbsp of Corn Syrup 40g


  • Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave. Use bursts of 30 seconds, and stirring in between until melted. Or use the double boiler method on the stovetop.
    Add a bit of water to a small pot, place it on the burner, add a larger bowl on top. Place the chocolate in the bowl. Turn the heat to medium. As the water heats up, the steam will warm the bowl melting the chocolate. Make sure to stir as it starts melting.
  • Heat up the corn syrup for just a few seconds until warm, it should be close to the temp as the melted chocolate. Pour the warm corn syrup into the melted chocolate and fold the two ingredients together with a spatula. Don't mix it fast. Eventually, it will pull from the sides and form a dough.
  • Place the modeling chocolate on a piece of plastic wrap, and spread it out a bit. Wrap it up gently in the plastic wrap. Allow it to rest for about 12 hours at room temperature or about 3 hours in the fridge.
  • Now it can be used. It will be hard, just break a piece off and knead it in your hands until soft like play-dough, then use it to mold and sculpt whatever decorations you want. Enjoy!



The nutritional facts will vary depending on what kind of chocolate you use. How how much you use. 
Store it tightly wrapped in a few layers of plastic wrap and then in a ziplock bag or an airtight container. It will last a few months. 
Modeling chocolate nutritional facts