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How to Store Modeling Chocolate

Modeling chocolate is a cake decorator’s best friend! It is quick and easy to make, with just two simple ingredients. Plus, it doesn’t dry out while you are working with it, and it holds its shape without long drying times. Beyond that, it is versatile and can be used to cover a cake or to sculpt intricate figurines.

Lauren Kitchens, the queen of modeling chocolate, teaches how to work with modeling chocolate to create jaw-dropping cakes in her online Craftsy class, Intro to Modeling Chocolate.

Once you have jumped into the world of modeling chocolate and created an amazing work of art, you may be left with the question: what do I do with all my left over modeling chocolate?

How do I store it, and does it last?

Modeling chocolate may not dry out the way fondant or gum paste do, but after a while it will start to fall apart and get crumbly as the oils dry out. Your best bet for keeping your modeling chocolate fresh and smooth is to store it wrapped tightly in plastic wrap.

Wrap each color separately then place all of the colors into a resealable air-tight bag.

For triple protection, it is best to keep the Ziploc bag in an airtight container.

This method will keep your modeling chocolate wonderfully workable for about three to four months.

If you are in need of keeping your modeling chocolate even longer, you can take your well wrapped and bagged modeling chocolate, and store it in the freezer for up to two years! When you are ready to use the modeling chocolate, simply pull it out and let it warm to room temperature.

To get started in the amazing world of modeling chocolate, check out how to make modeling chocolate, how to color modeling chocolate and how to make modeling chocolate flowers!



I have never used modeling chocolate but I am goin to tty it out


I would like to know if i can freeze cakes covered in modelling chocolate which has a mixture of fondant. So half and half.

Sandra Mika

after I have made my figures out of the modeling chocolate what is the best way to store them before I add them to my cake? I want to make them all ahead of time.

Mariam Roy

Hi once I cover a cake with modelling chocolate can it be refrigerated? We live in a humid country and keeping it at room temperature is not an option. Same with fondant.


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