Chocolate Modeling Dough

Significantly tastier than notoriously-bland fondant, modeling chocolate is delicious way to adorn cakes and patisserie.

  • Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cup

Photography: Jonathon Lovekin

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2002


  • 10 ounces (1 1/4 cups) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup


  1. Set a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water; turn off heat. Place chocolate in bowl; stir just until melted. Remove bowl from pan; stir in corn syrup. Transfer dough to plastic wrap; wrap well. Let set at room temperature until firm, preferably overnight.

  2. When ready to use, knead dough until it is pliable and can be rolled out with a small rolling pin. If necessary, heat in a microwave, covered, for 3 to 5 seconds.


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