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Modeling Chocolate Magic

with Lauren Kitchens
Modeling Chocolate Magic
Where fondant fails, modeling chocolate is magic! Use modeling chocolate to create three of Lauren's imaginative cakes and bring your decorating dreams to life.

Join award-winning cake decorator Lauren Kitchens, and use modeling chocolate to easily create elaborate designs that would be unmanageable or even impossible to make from fondant. As Lauren guides you through the two-tiered Sea Creature cake, you'll quickly sculpt amazing modeling chocolate embellishments, such as octopus tentacles, that would be a fondant nightmare! See how modeling chocolate makes it simple to extend your designs in gravity-defying ways while you create the enchanting Wizard's Hat cake. Plus, use modeling chocolate to produce the illusion of depth as you make the lifelike Vintage Luggage cake with an enclosure filled with colorful modeling chocolate clothing. Turn your inspiration into marvelous cake creations with modeling chocolate!

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Lesson plan

27:25

Lesson 1. The Physics of Modeling Chocolate

  • Meet your instructor, Lauren Kitchens, as she leads an in-depth discussion on how modeling chocolate works and its advantages over other sugar mediums such as fondant.

24:32

Lesson 2. Sea Creature Cake, Part 1

  • Make Laurenís adorable Sea Creature cake as you learn to cut and ruffle modeling chocolate, attach borders to a cake and punch out and attach delightful bubbles.

25:36

Lesson 3. Sea Creature Cake, Part 2

  • Turn your attention to sculpting modeling chocolate as you make your sea creatureís tentacles, add suckers and attach them to the cake. Youíll even learn how to add support inside your sculpted pieces.

42:07

Lesson 4. Wizard's Hat Cake

  • This project has it all! Carve a cake, add realistic texture and learn how using a modeling chocolate top can create movement unattainable with cake alone! Cover it all in fondant, create a ruffled brim and add airbrushed color.

37:39

Lesson 5. Vintage Luggage Cake, Part 1

  • Discover modeling chocolateís ability to create cakes that have "containment" as you make a vintage suitcase, complete with leather trim and brass locks.

31:59

Lesson 6. Vintage Luggage Cake, Part 2

  • Pack your vintage suitcase full of fun, personalized details: a collared shirt, bow tie, socks and more! Learn Laurenís striping technique to make a multicolored scarf and how to create polka dot suspenders.

6:30

Lesson 7. Pricing Your Work

  • Lauren opens a dialogue on how to make sure youíre fairly compensated for your work and shares her formula for determining prices.

18:09

Lesson 8. Bonus: Modeling Chocolate Basics

  • New to modeling chocolate? Make sure you check out Laurenís technique for making and coloring modeling chocolate and learn how to proceed when something goes wrong.

Can it get any better then this? So many new things I have learned to do with modeling chocolate! Lauren Kitchens explains things so simply and has the best personality! Love this class! I only wish I could give it 10 stars!
- CDodd12
Indiana

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