Would like to know how you make the fondant on my cake shiny when I am done decorating it. Any help will be apprecitated.
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
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!
Paint on luster dust.
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.
You can also paint on vodka as well - stays shiney even once it dries.
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
One other way to get fondant to shine is use a small clothing steamer steam it lightly and it looks great.
Never would've thought of rubbing another piece of font. But now that I've heard (seen) it, that makes sense. Thanks.
Also rubbing crisco on it, probably the same effect as the vegetable oil.