Feb 9, 2014

My chocolate glaze

Surely everyone has their own fake chocolate glaze recipe they stick to. I have my version, too. The glossy acrylic paint or a final coat of varnish just aren't right. So I mix dark brown acrylic paint with some droplets of Still Water (a brand of modelling water, Vallejo product, technicallwater-based polyurethane dispersion). The Still Water helps the mixture to expand smoothly over the cakes and the glaze has just the amount of shine a glaze should have after drying. Of course you can use this trick for every kind of glaze not only for chocolate.
Here are some miniatures I used this glaze for.




And this is the Still Water.


8 comments:

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Veronique Blommaart said...

Oh oh! I would almost not believe these are miniatures. That glaze looks very realistic. But mostly I think it's your talent... :-)

Thank you for sharing your secret ingredient!

Véronique

The grandmommy said...

Wow, your food looks real! I agree about the better chocolate look.

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Bozse! Your "secret" chocolate glaze is Fantastic and what a treat for us, Thank You! Your bananas on top of bread looks so incredibly real and the texture of the cake is Superb! but my eyes have settled on that super rich Double Chocolate Fudge cake!!!

I'm swooning with pleasure! :D

elizabeth

ANDA said...

Az a Sacher torta ... Imádnám megenni! Valóan dokkal természetesebb ez a máz. Mi a lényeges különbség a Fimo folyékony gyurma és a Still water között?

tiny snow biscuit said...

cute!

thegreatzambini.com said...

It is so realistic, I'm hungry now! It's very pretty :) I love how the donughts have their box, but they also have two cute bakery bags.

anita smiley said...

Wonderful tip, just ordered my bottle. Been working on cakes and other minis. Check out my site
Fabulouslyflawedminiatures.blogspot.com
Thanks for the icing tip, tls is driving me crazy