Milliamo Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 11:14am
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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!

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Crazy-Gray Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 11:44am
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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 :-)

WickedGoodies Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 1:24pm
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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.

Stitches Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 1:43pm
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If you roll it out on saran wrap or acetate it's will have that shine.

keepingitreal21 Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 1:56pm
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Confectioner's Glaze works like a dream for shine.

ChocolateCraftKits Posted 1 Jul 2013 , 5:48pm
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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

Milliamo Posted 2 Jul 2013 , 8:09am
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Thank you all for your advice!  Shall definitely be giving these tricks and tips a go!

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