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1 Mar 2010

A plastic delight

Childhood brings always good memories back. What if we could play like then and also satisfy our grown up needs? Right, we need chocolate in this; plastic chocolate.
This will be lots of fun for your kids to play with and very useful to you to decorate your cakes making luscious bows, little animal or roses like these ones.
It is easy to make and to work with, here there is how to do it.
Plastic Chocolate

  • 100g dark chocolate;
  • 30g light corn syrup (any kind of syrup will work I used Agave syrup for instance).
Cut the chocolate with a saw knife and melt it in a double boiler. Take it away when it is almost totally melted and continue stirring until it will be shiny and fully melted. Add the corn syrup and mix until the mixture gets together (it may become a bit grainy, but that is normal).Cut a big piece of cling film, poor the mixture over half of it; cover it with the other half of the cling film and flatten properly. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight before using it.
When ready, work the mass in batches with the palm of your hands until soft and warmed up ready to model.


  1. This is very interesting!

  2. I must try this! I looks a lot easier to shape than painting melted chocolate in shapes.

  3. Hmm, this might be a reason for me to buy corn syrup again. How much does it make? Maybe a half recipe would be enough for decorating a cake or cupcakes?

  4. @sarah
    Sarah, the yield is set by the amount of chocolate you use, it won't shrink or expand considerably :) How much you will need depends on what you want to do with it and how thin the decoration will be. It keeps perfectly well for long time, so no problems in making a nice batch of it :) and by the way, I often used agave syrup for it, so no real need for corn syrup (will update the recipe) :)