Glossy Fondant?

Decorating By eneq Updated 8 May 2008 , 9:47pm by Rhienn

eneq Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 1:52pm
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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?

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kakeladi Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 2:25pm
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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.

eneq Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 2:40pm
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thanks kakeladi. i guess i will have to play around with it.

Solecito Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 6:41pm
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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.

LoriRice Posted 2 Apr 2008 , 7:03pm
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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

sugarshack Posted 3 Apr 2008 , 12:08am
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the criso will shint it up temporarily but will absorb in and return to a mat finish (FYI)


crazy4sugar Posted 8 May 2008 , 9:26pm
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How about using confectioner's glaze? It's a food grade shellac that people use on gumpaste leaves to give them shine.

Rhienn Posted 8 May 2008 , 9:47pm
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Some people also brush with just a teensy bit of cooking oil.

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