Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate

Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate Tutorial
One of the advantages of using modeling chocolate (over fondant) for cake designs is that it can be seamlessly inlaid with patterns such as animal printsThat means, decorations can be embedded into a smooth buttercream frosted cake surface. Here is how to make a leopard or giraffe print design using modeling chocolate.

Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate Tutorial

The process begins with a rolled panel of white and yellow marbled modeling chocolate. Orange, light brown and dark brown spots are then added in clusters.

Video: How to Make Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate

In the above video, I used round plunger cutters to make disks. I also split up the process into stages. I have since discovered a quicker way to accomplish this pattern. You can simply ball up little pieces in your hands then press them into the marbled modeling chocolate. All the colors may be added at once before being rolled flat with a rolling pin.

Modeling Chocolate Animal Print Cake Wrap

Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate Tutorial

Here are some photos of cakes that have been wrapped in animal print modeling chocolate. Look below for links to related tutorials.

Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate Tutorial

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Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate Tutorial

Read more about pattern inlay techniques with modeling chocolate (zebra print, bubble print, flowers, letters & numbers) and cake wrapping in the following book:

Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate
Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate

Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate Tutorial

Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate Tutorial

Leopard Print Modeling Chocolate Tutorial

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