How Do I Keep The Shine On My Black Icing!

Decorating By andiamo Updated 20 Oct 2011 , 10:17pm by MCurry

andiamo Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 9:15pm
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Hi,
Please be patient with me as this is my first post. Really getting into cake decorating but one thing I'm struggling with is when I'm working with black icing, when I roll it, i use icing sugar to prevent it sticking but as a result it then fades.
Any help most welcome.
Thanks
Mo

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Texas_Rose Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 10:12pm
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Paint it with vodka with a little black food color mixed in, and you'll have a nice glossy black.

Vista Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 10:17pm
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I just rub mine down with a little bit of crisco. Steaming it when you are done will get rid of all that extra sugar.

MCurry Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 10:17pm
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A thin layer of high ratio shortening will do the trick as well. It will look more like patent leather. I would think regular shortening would do the same too.

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