how do i achieve this? i want to get a high gloss surface on fondant with either an airbrush or by brushing it on (i don't want a streaky look though). anyone have an idea?
i want to get a glossy black and don't know if i should airbrush white fondant black or just use black fondant and paint that instead?
If you use blk fondant you can polish it w/a bit of shortening.
I'm not sure if you could do basiclly the same using white, polish it, then airbrush it. That might mask the shine....not really sure.
thanks kakeladi. i guess i will have to play around with it.
Last month I made a rubick's cube cake and I used black fondant, but was to flat so to give it a plastic gloss I airbrushed it in black and it really looked better.
I've used piping gel thinned down with vodka and brushed it onto fondant--ended up with a very nice, shiny finish. Was a little sticky to the touch. HTH
the criso will shint it up temporarily but will absorb in and return to a mat finish (FYI)
How about using confectioner's glaze? It's a food grade shellac that people use on gumpaste leaves to give them shine.
Some people also brush with just a teensy bit of cooking oil.