Shiny Chocolate

Decorating By sugarandslice Updated 11 Sep 2009 , 8:34am by sugarandslice

sugarandslice Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 4:42am
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I've made some chocolate chess pieces to go on a chessboard cake I'm making next week. The pieces needed to be 'glued' together with melted chocolate and just the heat from my fingers while doing this has made the chocolate lose its shine.

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what I can go to give my chocolate its shine back?!

TIA,
Emma

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majka_ze Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 7:23am
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Emma,

The simplest you can do is to take a hairdryer, set it on warm and blow the hot air on the pieces. You want to melt the top layer - carefully and a bit only. After it solidifies again, it should get the shine back - or at least some and get an even one.
Try this method now to see how / if it works, but best result you get doing it when the pieces are on the cake and won't need any more handling.

Good luck to you!

sugarandslice Posted 11 Sep 2009 , 8:34am
post #3 of 3

Thanks for the tip. I would never have thought of using a hairdryer. I'll give it a go.
Cheers,
Emma

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