How To Make Fondant Look Shiny

Decorating By bittersweet Updated 26 May 2008 , 1:51am by CharmingConfections

bittersweet Posted 25 May 2008 , 7:57pm
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Would like to know how you make the fondant on my cake shiny when I am done decorating it. Any help will be apprecitated. icon_biggrin.gif

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Dixiegal01 Posted 25 May 2008 , 8:16pm
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I just commented on this cake and I think the drape on the cross is what you are going for, and there are also instructions

leah_s Posted 25 May 2008 , 8:17pm
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after the fondant is on the cake, rub a bit of veg shortening onto both palms and then rub over the cake.

I saw Michelle Foster do it at a Cake Challenge and then she threw glitter all over the cake. Pretty!

CharmingConfections Posted 25 May 2008 , 8:17pm
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Paint on luster dust.

bittersweet Posted 25 May 2008 , 9:15pm
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Thanks for your help. I have done the veg oil before. That does work. But how much is to much to use. And I love the spray luster dust but sometime I don't need the sparkle.

SweetResults Posted 25 May 2008 , 9:29pm
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You can also paint on vodka as well - stays shiney even once it dries.

sistersorefeet Posted 25 May 2008 , 10:03pm
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Rub the fondant with another small piece of fondant! Take a small piece and rub on your worktop until smooth, then rub over the cake in small circular movements, gives a lovely soft sheen, and really smoothes the fondant, you can feel the difference after!
Sister S x

sari66 Posted 25 May 2008 , 10:06pm
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One other way to get fondant to shine is use a small clothing steamer steam it lightly and it looks great.

doitallmom Posted 26 May 2008 , 1:32am
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Never would've thought of rubbing another piece of font. But now that I've heard (seen) it, that makes sense. Thanks.

CharmingConfections Posted 26 May 2008 , 1:51am
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Also rubbing crisco on it, probably the same effect as the vegetable oil.

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