Edible Modeling Clay



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.

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makes over a lb


1 lb
confectioners sugar
1/3 c
light corn syrup
1/3 c
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
flavoring extract (vanilla or your choice)


several different paste or gel food colors

How to Make Edible Modeling Clay


  • 1Mix all ingredients except any coloring.
  • 2Determine how many different colors you want and divide the clay into small bowls; one for each color and one for white.
  • 3Mix the individual colors in each bowl to the color intensity that you want.
  • 4Dough gets stickier as you work with it, but hardens a bit when refrigerated. (See my notes above)
  • 5Use 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)

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About Edible Modeling Clay

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: For Kids