Making A Cake Look Wet

Decorating By keljo05 Updated 29 Aug 2008 , 1:04am by keljo05

keljo05 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 7:14pm
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I am making a cake this weekend that I want to look like a whole watermelon filled with fruit salad. The fruit salad will just be fondant shaped melon balls on top, but i'd like them to look wet. how could I do this?

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ChefJon Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 7:38pm
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The best way to make a product look wet would be to spray with melted Cocoa Butter. You can spray it with a airbrush system or just paint it on. Once dry it will look a bit waxy. Or you could brush it with liquified piping gel from Wilton. All you have to do is microwave if for about 30 seconds.

deliciously_decadent Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 9:29pm
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clear pipping gel gives a really shiny wet look, apricot jam melted in a little bit of boiling water and strained gives a good result though not as shiny/wet looking as the gel

jenny518 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 9:38pm
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I believe there is a product called "edible lacquer" that would dry and not be sticky.

keljo05 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 1:04am
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thank you icon_smile.gif

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