CONNIE BOLDA Recipe

Edible Modeling Clay

By CONNIE BOLDA DuplinLady


Rating:
Serves:
makes over a lb
Comments:

This is a recipe that I found online searching for a recipe that uses everyday ingredients to make a clay for making figures to decorate a cake. I have not tested it yet, but will soon - I will post my results then. If you try it first, please let me know how it worked for you. I noticed in the directions about it being sticky so I am guessing more powered sugar could help along with a bit of refrigeration.

Ingredients

1 lb
confectioners sugar
1/3 c
light corn syrup
1/3 c
butter
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
flavoring extract (vanilla or your choice)
OPTIONAL
several different paste or gel food colors

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix all ingredients except any coloring.
2
Determine how many different colors you want and divide the clay into small bowls; one for each color and one for white.
3
Mix the individual colors in each bowl to the color intensity that you want.
4
Dough gets stickier as you work with it, but hardens a bit when refrigerated. (See my notes above)
5
Use the clay to make decorations for your baked items.
6
(NOTE: The article I read when I found this recipe stated that the Author had made comic figures, and a playground with landscape. Please let me know how this worked if you try this before I do)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: For Kids

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9 Comments

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Delores Womack Delores_Womack
Oct 18, 2014
Super easy! I started out making it in a bowl with a hand held blender... Ha, I made a complete mess! I then put it in my ninja blender and it came together quite easily. Feels just like dough. The recipe doesn't specify to soften or melt butter, i used butter straight from the fridge. If you aren't using a blender-- I'd melt it first and then refrigerate after.
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Becky Zee Beckyzee
Aug 10, 2013
Hi! New to this website and never used modeling clay or anything of the sort before, but I guess I've watched too much "Cake Boss" and wanted to try something different. :)
Didn't see any reviews from people who have used this recipe yet (or any pictures), so I thought I'd share one.
The dough was pretty soft and wouldn't hold its shape, so I added extra powdered sugar and then took Denise's suggestion of cornstarch. I basically put cornstarch in the bowl and kneaded the dough into the cornstarch until it wouldn't take much more in. It still got too soft as I worked with it, but I just kept refrigerating it when it got too soft and tried to work quickly. It worked fine since my cake needed to be refrigerated anyway, but if you don't want to refrigerate it, you might need to find another way to make it stiffer. Also, I added cocoa to make the brown and it made the dough taste a lot like home made tootsie rolls!
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Aug 10, 2013 - Becky Zee shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
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CONNIE BOLDA DuplinLady
Nov 20, 2010
Thank you Colleen, let me know if you try it.
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Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
Nov 20, 2010
Another great post Connie!