MODELING CHOCOLATE, also called CHOCOLATE LEATHER, PLASTIC CHOCOLATE
or CANDY CLAY, is a chocolate paste made by melting chocolate and
combining it with corn syrup , glucose syrup , or golden syrup .
Primarily used by upscale cakemakers and pâtisseries to add
decoration to cakes and pastries , modeling chocolate is formed into a
variety of shapes and structures that cannot be easily accomplished
with other softer edible materials such as buttercream frosting ,
marzipan , or fondant .