How Do You "shine" Chocolate?

Sugar Work By Jcake2 Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 1:06am by bobwonderbuns

Jcake2 Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 11:21am
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I molded a piece of milk chocolate by adding a little bit of Karo syrup.

But it has a dull finish, any quick way of shining it up?

Thanks

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CakeGalUK Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:28pm
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I've never actually tried it but what happens if you paint it with piping gel?

Spuddysmom Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 12:48pm
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You could rub a touch of cooking oil on it - this is just a decorative piece, right?

scionmom Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 1:12pm
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If you add just a tad of shimmer dust it works like a charm!

Spuddysmom Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 4:15pm
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Doh! That's the sound of me hitting myself in the head... of course luster dust is gorgeous on chocolate! The ones I use do add a touch of color though.

BlakesCakes Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 12:55am
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Originally Posted by Jcake2

I molded a piece of milk chocolate by adding a little bit of Karo syrup.

But it has a dull finish, any quick way of shining it up?

Thanks




Not sure why you added Karo when molding because Karo+chocolate=modeling chocolate for hand modeling flowers, figures, etc. You can, obviously press it into a mold, too, but the result won't be the same as "molded chocolate".

If you used liquid chocolate in a mold and it's dull, there's no way to make it shiny again unless you re-mold it (without Karo).

A dull finish usually indicates that the chocolate was out of temper (the fats are coming to the surface). Another option can be that the mold needed polishing (a cotton ball works nicely).

HTH
Rae

bobwonderbuns Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 1:06am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jcake2

I molded a piece of milk chocolate by adding a little bit of Karo syrup.

But it has a dull finish, any quick way of shining it up?

Thanks




I would remelt it with paramount crystals -- you get the shiniest chocolate in the universe like that! Then when you unmold, use the cotton gloves -- fingerprints take away from the shine and even lustre dust cannot cover that .

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