How do I make my fondant have a sheen to it? Not pearl dust sheen, just not a "flat" color. Thank you!
I made my fire truck cake shiny by painting it with piping gel. the down side is that it stays sticky.
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
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.
I've heard about oil applied w/ a brush.
I usually mix honey or glucose with water and apply it w/ a brush.
I found out that Gum Arabic (which is an edible glue)
MAYBE CONFECTIONERS VARNISH WOULD HELP?
Lighthly steam it!
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.
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 .
I airbrush water on my fondant to get a shiny look.