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!
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
pearl dust or lustre dust or sparkle dust.... depending on the look you want... google them for more info about each...
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?
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.
I paint mine with everclear and luster dust here's an example of one completely painted
and here's one with just details painted to make them "pop"