How Do You Make Fondant Shiny?

Decorating By shell62995 Updated 11 Jan 2009 , 2:18am by shell62995

shell62995 Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 5:45pm
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My friend just asked me to make her son b.day cake. She hasent decided if she want wall-E, Backyardagains, or Cars. I'm wondering about Lighting MacQueen. He would look so neat if I could make his car glossy. Suggestions?

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tinygoose Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 6:01pm
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I usually airbrush fondant with water to get that shiny look. I guess you could try a clean spray bottle, but I've never done that and not sure if it would spot. Some people knead in a little shortening to the fondant (like if you are making a slice of american cheese for a hamburger cake), but I think it would also make the fondant more apt to tear or sag.

Here's a Orca I airbrushed with water. I would have probably made it shinier, but I was afraid the black would run over the white, but it has a nice sheen to it.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1264866

majormichel Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 6:06pm
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After I placed the fondant on the cake, i does rub a small amount of crisco all over it. So the cake won't look so dull.

shell62995 Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 6:07pm
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Originally Posted by tinygoose

I usually airbrush fondant with water to get that shiny look. I guess you could try a clean spray bottle, but I've never done that and not sure if it would spot. Some people knead in a little shortening to the fondant (like if you are making a slice of american cheese for a hamburger cake), but I think it would also make the fondant more apt to tear or sag.

Here's a Orca I airbrushed with water. I would have probably made it shinier, but I was afraid the black would run over the white, but it has a nice sheen to it.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1264866


That cake looks great! awesome job! i'm not so great at airbrushing yet. I'm afraid it would look uneven if i didnt use colored fondant.

tinygoose Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 6:18pm
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Thank you so much! Well, black is easy, you just keep spraying until the gray goes away ( I just taped off the white parts).

I always start will all white fondant when I airbrush. Then I layer the colors from light to dark...see the apple before and after, and the alligator (he was all white too)

Apple before (I removed the stem and placed the cake on another base of course)
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1249552

Apple after (actually this is a different apple, but it started as white also)
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1232257

Alligator- I used gold, avocado green, light brown, dark brown in that order. The key is to know when to stop and still leave some highlights.
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1232257

Happy Airbrushing....I love mine...When I'm in my airbrush mode, I'd probably airbrush my kids if they held still long enough, just with sparkle though.

KrissieCakes Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 6:40pm
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I've never tried this before, but I noticed thid in the latest recipes awhile back....

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7292-0-Edible-Varnish.html

KrissieCakes Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 6:41pm
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I've never tried this before, but I noticed thid in the latest recipes awhile back....

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7292-0-Edible-Varnish.html

shell62995 Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 2:18am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KrissieCakes

I've never tried this before, but I noticed thid in the latest recipes awhile back....

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7292-0-Edible-Varnish.html


ahhh! awesome! ty!

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