Shiny Fondant

Decorating By havingfun Updated 3 Jul 2008 , 5:46pm by Cynita

havingfun Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 5:10pm
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How do I make my fondant have a sheen to it? Not pearl dust sheen, just not a "flat" color. Thank you!

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LeanneW Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 5:31pm
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I made my fire truck cake shiny by painting it with piping gel. the down side is that it stays sticky.

butterflywings Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 5:36pm
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you can brush it lightly with just plain old water.. go lightly though. i did it on the brim of the kepi cake in my photos to give it a patent leather look

havingfun Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 5:53pm
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thank you! I don't know why the rest of my message did not show??? I have made different vegetables, and want them shiny. I used water to attach the leaves and stems, but that made the color bleed somewhat.

Petya Posted 1 Jul 2008 , 4:18am
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I've heard about oil applied w/ a brush.
I usually mix honey or glucose with water and apply it w/ a brush.

sweetlady29 Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 4:08pm
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I found out that Gum Arabic (which is an edible glue)
drys shiny.

1BAKED453 Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 4:12pm
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jjkarm Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 4:27pm
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Lighthly steam it!

havingfun Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 5:10pm
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thank you for all your replies! I posted the finished cake yesterday, and as you can see, the vegetables (some of them) needed more depth. I have lots of great ideas now to try on my next vegetables.

laynie72 Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 5:17pm
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Use piping gel â¦. warmed it up (zapped) in microwave for a few seconds at a time until it became liquefied, then used a soft bristled flat brush one that does NOT shed hair(experience talking... it is horrible to try to clean it) then just load brush and paint it on, if it is a big cake it is a little tedious but very shiny! like lip gloss it works better with fondant... the smother the surface the better it looks, after a few days it is almost touch dry .

Cynita Posted 3 Jul 2008 , 5:46pm
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I airbrush water on my fondant to get a shiny look.


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