Just as an FYI, modeling chocolate is easy to make (chocolate plus corn syrup), so if you're working on small projects, save yourself some money and make it yourself. Make sure to wrap tightly any left over and refrigerate for later use.
So basically, paneling allows you to create exactly that, a panel to cover your masked cake. The 4 techniques that we applied were:
- Marbling - creating patterns of different colors for that "POW" effect (yes i said pow as in batman)
- Embossing - by using a stencil and a thin coat of buttercream you can create delicate, whimsical designs on your cake
- 2 Dimension - this technique allows you to create designs that have 2 dimensions as well as create backgrounds (see photo, hard to explain)
- Splash - If there was ever a better technique for a Nemo cake i don't know of it. Lots of fun and again, a medium that gives you extra time without drying out. Soooo much fun!!!