Make My Icing Vibrant?

Decorating By hrellis Updated 9 Aug 2008 , 10:52pm by jibbies

hrellis Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 6:45pm
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Hi, ive been decorating cakes for about 12months now just for fun and some for friends and family, whilst im happy with the results id love to know how people make the colour of the fondant icing so vibrant and glossy, mine always seems to end up a dull matt finish- so whats the secret? is there some kinda glaze? if so how do i use it? id love to know!
Many thanks
Hayley

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DoubleA Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 6:55pm
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Sugarshack recommends (in her DVD) rubbing a small amount of shortening into the fondant to remove the cornstarch and restore the finish. But just a tiny bit! It should absorb into the fondant. I have tried this and it works well. But takes some practice with using a light touch. HTH

mommy_of_3_DDs Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 7:23pm
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pearl dust or lustre dust or sparkle dust.... depending on the look you want... google them for more info about each...

junny629 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 7:46pm
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Originally Posted by DoubleA

Sugarshack recommends (in her DVD) rubbing a small amount of shortening into the fondant to remove the cornstarch and restore the finish. But just a tiny bit! It should absorb into the fondant. HTH




DoubleA, do you mean rubbing the shortening after you cover the cake with fondant?

alanahodgson Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 10:44pm
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Also, I've heard (I thought it was sharon, but maybe it wasn't) that you can "buff" the fondant with another piece of fondant. This gives it a smooth shiny surface.

jibbies Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 10:52pm
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I paint mine with everclear and luster dust here's an example of one completely painted
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1158409.html
and here's one with just details painted to make them "pop"
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1158410.html

Jibbies

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