How Do You Get Rid Of Shiny Spots On Dark Fondant.

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BakingGirl Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 3:37am
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I am in the process of making a cake which is covered in chocolate SatinIce, so dark chocolate brown. I have had to store the cake in the fridge which normally is not a problem when using other colours. But I find with the chocolate fondant that I get shiny spots, perhaps where I have accidently touched the cake.

Is there any way of getting rid of the shiny spots? I am a bit afraid of using cornstarch on the dark cake, don't want to end up with white patches either.

I did a cake before which had the same problem and I did not really notice it too much seeing the cake itself but the pictures of it are dreadful. I really want this cake to look good so I can get a good shot of it before handing it over.

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dellboi2u Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 3:41am
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I have used corn starch to get the shiny spots, but then I airbrush the cake with vodka to get rid of the white marks, I don't know if you have access to an airbrusher though.... If you can't do anything, I find that if you turn your flash off on your camera to take the pictures, it doesn't make the pictures look bad. I know what you mean though.... sometimes pictures show FAR more than the eye can see!!

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kakedecorator Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 3:43am
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I take a small ball of SatinIce and "buff" the cake with it. Just hold it in your hand and flatten one side and rub it over the cake (buff).

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BakingGirl Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 2:09pm
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Thank you both for great advice! I will try both and hopefully get rid of those pesky spots.

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