Modeling Chocolate for Marble Cake
Use this recipe to make our Marble Wedding Cake.
- Yield: Makes about 1 pound
Photography: Dana Gallagher
Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2004
- 10 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate couverture, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 2 ounces cocoa butter, melted
- Valrhona cocoa powder, for dusting
Place chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Melt to 110 degrees to 115 degrees.
Place light corn syrup in small heavy-bottomed saucepan; heat to 95 degrees and pour into melted chocolate. Add cocoa butter; stir well to combine. Set mixture aside in a cool, dry place, stirring occasionally until firm and pliable, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Wrap mixture tightly in plastic wrap. Shape into a flat disk, and chill until firm, about 1 hour. Transfer mixture to a clean work surface; knead to a smooth consistency. If modeling chocolate is sticky, sift a light layer of cocoa powder over work surface prior to rolling out.