I've decided that I like using modeling chocolate for sculpting figures. The weight of the modeling chocolate make it a bit easier to create a sturdier standing figure. Sturdy is important for a snowboarder figure. While the snow isn't a good indication of winter around here, we're still in the thick of ski season, so my son wanted another snowboarder cake this year. Last year he wanted to be sailing off a jump. This year, he wanted to be skimming across a rail.
this post. I used the colors in his gear this year. He has a pretty cool Grenade Flight Deck ski coat and bright blue pants. His board is bright green, orange and black.
As you work with modeling chocolate, keep working it in your hand to soften. I found the best way to secure some parts were with a dab of melted chocolate. It cools and hardens quickly so it should set within a minute or two.
The cake and the birthday boy: