How to Make Candy Clay Modeling Chocolate
What is candy modeling clay, you ask? Well, it's basically flexible candy coating that you can use for a variety of cake decorating uses. It's sensitive to temperature so warming it with your hands will make it soft, placing it in the fridge will make it really hard. You can use it much like fondant and it tastes great (in fact, lots of people prefer it to fondant) so it's perfect for decorations you'd add to a cake that you think people might actually eat.
12 oz Candy Coating Discs
1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
1) Place the coating discs in the microwave and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Remove when almost melted and continue to stir until completely melted. (Do not overheat the discs).
2) Add the corn syrup and stir just until mixed, be sure to avoid overworking the mixture. ( The mixture may appear slightly grainy, which is how it should look). Wrap the mixture in plastic and let set atleast a few hours to harden.
3)Break the block of candy modeling clay into chunks and knead each chunk until soft. If there are any little pieces of coating in the mixture, squeeze them between your finger to soften as you knead. The candy clay will react to the heat of your hands so over kneading will make it squishy. Place in the fridge to harden a bit if necessary.