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TUTORIALS

Modeling Chocolate Baby Elephant

Learn the elements of basic structure design and create a little elephant topper with ChocoPan by Satin Ice modeling chocolate!

By Kim Simons
Cakes by Kim Simons
www.cakesbykimsimons.com
 




  • ChocoPan by Satin Ice Modeling Chocolate Bright White
  • ChocoPan by Satin Ice Modeling Chocolate Blue
  • ChocoPan by Satin Ice Modeling Chocolate Pink
  • ChocoPan by Satin Ice Modeling Chocolate Black
  • Silicone Mat
  • Ball Tool
  • Plastic Clay Tool (for smoothing)
  • Corn Starch or Powdered Sugar

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Step 1

Soften some blue, pink, black, and bright white modeling chocolate (knead until smooth).


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Step 2

Make a ball (approximately 1 ½" in diameter) for the body of the elephant.
Shape into a flat cone.


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Step 3

Make four balls (approximately ¼" in diameter) for the legs of the elephant.
Shape into a flat cone, then shape into the leg and foot.


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Step 4

Attach bottom legs to the body and smooth seams with plastic tool. Attach upper-legs to the body and smooth seams with plastic tool. Add the head to the body.


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Step 5

Make one ball (approximately ¼" in diameter) for the trunk of the elephant. Shape into a flat cone, then curve and add nose holes.


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Step 6

Make one ball (approximately 1 ½" in diameter) for the head of the elephant. Using the ball tool, make holes for eyes. Make eyes out of gum paste to fit into the holes, and add nose.


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Step 7

Make two blue-colored balls (approximately ¼" in diameter) and two pink-colored balls (approximately ¼" in diameter) for the ears of the elephant. Flatten all the balls, place a blue and a pink together, and shape the ear. Add to head and blend seams using the smoothing tool.


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Step 8

Add details using black and bright white molding chocolate for the eyes and toes.

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