How to make Modeling chocolate/clay

Hello everyone,
I’ve been researching how to make modeling chocolate and how you use it. I’ve watched a couple of videos and read a few blogs.  It’s pretty easy to make but when working it you can’t use it like fondant. 

This is all you need to make modeling chocolate/clay.  You can use candy melts to make make modeling clay. You can use white chocolate, milk chocolate or dark chocolate to make modeling chocolate.

How to Make Modeling Chocolate

12 ounces of Candy Melts/chocolate/white chocolate
1/4 cup of corn syrup

Put you candy melts or chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the candy melts according to the directions on the package instructions. You also need to know that each microwave is different. It should take around 1 1/2 minutes but you need to do it in 30 seconds at a time until it is smooth.  It can’t have any lumps at all.

Now you need to add a 1/4 cup of corn syrup to the melted chocolate or candy melts. I have read on a couple of blogs to heat the corn syrup and on a couple of blogs that it’s not necessary to heat the corn syrup. If you heat corn syrup,  you will noticed its easier to o pour out. Some also spray the cup to make the syrup easier to pour out. You will have to use a bit more corn syrup than in the chocolate.  Just add a tablespoon at a time but make sure not to over work. I still have more research on the chocolate.  If using chocolate,  you can Google “How to make modeling chocolate. ”

Once you pour the corn syrup into chocolate/candy melts, you will start to fold the syrup in slowly.  You don’t want to under stir and you don’t want to over stir the modeling chocolate/clay. It takes a matter of seconds for the modeling chocolate/clay to come together. Just make sure when it starts getting thick then you know it there. If you over stir the modeling chocolate/clay the oils will separate from chocolate/candy. It will start to crumble.

When it comes together,  you can pour the mixture on to some plastic wrap or parchment paper.  I have read that after a couple hours you can start to use the modeling chocolate/clay, but its better to let it stand over night. It will become very hard over nigt. You still have to worry about over working the modeling chocolate/clay. I noticed that after I broke a piecee of he modeling chocolate/clay off and started working it, the modeling chocolate/clay become very soft. When rolling it into a ball in between my palms,  the chocolate/clay was holding the details of my handprint.  It was also hard to hold when trying to shape it. When holding with my fingers,  it was pushing in on the clay making a hole.  I’ve been working with it and discover that if you break it off then start rolling in a ball. Don’t work it like the fondant. If it becomes very soft then let it sit for a while, then start forming again. I find if I rub it with my fingers helps it to not soften as much

If you want the modeling chocolate/clay to be firmer, then you will use less corn syrup.  I’m still researching how much syrup to use to make the modeling chocolate/clay firmer.  I have found a website that helps you with the measurements. Checkout this website to help with the measurements for making firmer modeling chocolate/clay.

I do hope you will try making modeling chocolate/clay. I will continue to work with the modeling chocolate/clay and learn more about how to use it. I will teach you what I learn. Hopefully by the time I learn more about using the modeling chocolate/clay, I’ll be able to give a video.

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog today. I’m definitely enjoy learning about it. May God Bless each and everyone of yoy. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my blog.

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How to Make a Box Cake Mix Taste Homemadecake

Hey everyone,

I just want to start out by saying I hope everyone is doing well. Today I’m going to talk to you about how to make a boxed cake taste homemade.  I have found several ways to make a boxed cake taste homemade.  I looked it up on Facebook.  I clicked on icon at the top of the page as if you are going to logout, on the top of that page I searched for “how to make a cake taste homemade.”

For all boxed cake mixes, you can add buttermilk to your boxed cake mix. You will want to substitute the buttermilk for the oil/butter and water/milk. What ever the measurements are for the oil/butter or water/milk will be the total of the buttermilk.  For example: if the oil/butter is a 1/2 cup and the water/milk is 1 cup then you will measure 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk.

For the devil’s food or chocolate cake, you can add coffee instead of water to the devil’s foods or chocolate  boxed cake mix. One other way you can give devil’s food or chocolate cake a little boost in taste is to add a handful or more of  chocolate chips to the cake mix. You can also add chocolate shavings.  You can sray your pans with a nonstick spray, and sprinkle your choice of nuts and sugar to the pan. You can do this with any boxed cake mix.

For Lemon, yellow, butter, spice or white cake mixes, you can added yogurt to the boxed cake mixes. You can use lemon, plain or vanilla yogurt to the Lemon, yellow, butter, spice or white boxed cake mix. You will add 6 ozs of lemon, plain or vanilla yogurt, 2 tbl (tablespoons) of oil, 2/3 cup water or buttercream,  and you can add the same amount of eggs as you would on the boxed cake mix instructions.  Instead of the lemon yogurt,  you can add 1-2 tsp (teaspoons) of fresh lemon juice and and 1/4 teaspoons of salt to any lemon, white or yellow boxed cake mix. All of the boxed cake mixes are very sweet so this will help balance the flavors.  You can add orange juice, orange zest and a 1-2 tsp of orange extract to the yellow or white cake mix. The plain and vanilla yogurt can be use with any boxed cake mix.

When you are baking the basic yellow, chocolate or white cake, sift the mix into the bowl. You can add applesauce instead of oil, and vanilla to any cake batter your making. You can try adding 2 Tbl spoons of mayonnaise to your cake mix to give it a homemade taste. When baking  carrot boxed cake mix, you can add fresh carrots to the cake mix. It will taste like you made it from scratch. You can also use coconut milk instead of the milk/water or oil/butter.

I haven’t tried everything on here, but I have added an extra egg or two, butter instead of oil and I added milk instead of the water. It turned out just like a homemade cake. It was much easier than making from scratch.  I’ve made my share of homemade cakes. When I made homemade cake,  I used the cake flour instead of all purpose. Cake flour is I finer flour than all purpose flour.  It is more expensive to use cake flour. You can use the all purpose flour to make cake from scratch.

So now you know how to make a boxed cake taste homemade.  There are some great ideas on here t to boost the flavor in  any boxed cake .  I have learned how to make a boxed cake taste homemade.  I didn’t know this before now. when I can learn something new about cake, I get very excited. I hope you enjoyed reading the blog as much as I have writing about making a boxed cake taste homemade.  It won’t cost as much as making it from scratch.

I hope you have a very blessed day. May God be with through all the good and the bad.


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