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Make modelling chocolate shiny?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

Please help!  I need to make modelling chocolate look like patent leather.  I have tried vodka as this was suggested by lots of people, but it just dried it out and didn't look shiny at all - what am I doing wrong?!

 

Is there a sneaky secret as to when/how much you put on etc?

 

Any help advice very much appreciated!

 

Thank you!

post #2 of 7
a small amount of flavourless cooking oil might work better, I tend to use shellac based 'edible varnish' for a good shine but a little oil is good in a pinch :-)
post #3 of 7

For a shiny look, try brushing on pearl dust (heavier shine) or white sparkle (lighter shine) with a blush brush while the modelling chocolate is still dry.

from Kristen at Wicked Goodies http://www.wickedgoodies.net <<blog, tutorials, tips, and videos on baking, cake construction, cake decorating, and modeling chocolate.  

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from Kristen at Wicked Goodies http://www.wickedgoodies.net <<blog, tutorials, tips, and videos on baking, cake construction, cake decorating, and modeling chocolate.  

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post #4 of 7

If you roll it out on saran wrap or acetate it's will have that shine.

post #5 of 7

Confectioner's Glaze works like a dream for shine.

Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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post #6 of 7

Hi !

 

I have been making and selling modeling chocolate since 1991

TO MAKE MODELING CHOCOLATE SHINY:

after you roll out the modeling chocolate warm it to bring out the oils.  The oil or cocoa butter is what will make it shine - you can use the bottom of your palm and make a circular motion to "rub" the chocolate sheet before cutting or shaping.  If you are making figures, begin with a simple shape that is warm on the outside as well.

 

Modeling chocolate can be made to shine so that it will blend in with tempered chocolate pieces in a sculpture -

 

Good luck

Peggy Alter

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for your advice!  Shall definitely be giving these tricks and tips a go!

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