I would have never guessed over-stirring. I will definitely remember that in the future. Thanks!!
HappyCakes, I did brush a little veg oil over the 2nd batch of bottles where the patches had dulled. It was just a weird thing!! The sugar itself was not cloudy. It was like a film had formed in patches on the side of the bottle.
The cake has already gone out, so I just won’t worry about it anymore!! Another happy client. YAY!!