What Do I Spray On The Cake?

Decorating By grill0 Updated 23 Jan 2009 , 5:42pm by KHalstead

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grill0 Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 6:19am
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this maybe a stupid question but I am new to this... What do you spray on the fondanted cake when you are all done to get the nice sheen? I noticed on Ace of Cakes they always seem to spray something that gets the dullness off and any cornstarch (or what ever they use to roll the fondant out.)

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tinygoose Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 6:27am
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vodka with an airbrush or lightly dampened new paintbrush

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cathie_shinnick Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 1:22pm
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Just be caeful with the vodka. I used it to take the dust off of a football for a grooms cake, and it became very very shiny.Maybe it was just a fluke, but It didn't look like a "real football. Sometomes I use piping gel or just a little crisco.

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eldag0615 Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 1:49pm
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Thank you, I had always wondered about the same thing. But they "spray"it, would it be the same, vodka? or something else they buy ready to use?

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kakeladi Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 2:31pm
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Just rubbing it w/your hands will also give a slight shine.
I don't remember seeing them spay anything but color on the cakes.
You can get a steam 'machine'......I saw one of the contestants on a recent Food Network show use that. They are usually sold for taking wrinkles out of clothes.

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Mencked Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 2:41pm
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You can also purchase cans of spray on lustre dust in pearl, gold, silver.....and other shiny colors too. Handy for those of us without an air brush.

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eldag0615 Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 3:49pm
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Kakelady, excuse the question again but: what is the purpose of the steam?

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klutz Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 3:52pm
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I've wondered about this too. I've used the vodka method before, and it is good for cleaning off the cornstarch, but I never really felt it did much to make the cake look "shiny". Maybe i'm being too light with it.

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tinygoose Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 4:37pm
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The "steam" or water will makes it shiny. "vodka" shouldn't unless you use alot or it's mixed with water, check who's been in the house. lol

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eldag0615 Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 5:18pm
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Thank you.

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KHalstead Posted 23 Jan 2009 , 5:42pm
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if you're talking about Duff spraying it.........he's a glitter freak lol he puts pearl airbrush color on EVERYTHING!! At least everytime I see him spraying a cake that's what he appears to be doing. He's always saying the more sparkles, the better....so I just figured it was shimmer spray.

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