Making Fondant Shiney

Decorating By imamommy1205 Updated 24 May 2009 , 3:53pm by LeanneW

imamommy1205 Posted 23 May 2009 , 8:58pm
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How do you make your fondant shiney? I have heard to spray it with Pam, but it doenst dry and stays greasy, same thing with painting on a little oil. What do you do?

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bashini Posted 23 May 2009 , 9:19pm
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Hi, a top tip from Sugarshack is to rub some shortening with a kitchen paper. icon_smile.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 23 May 2009 , 9:20pm
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I bought some confectioner's glaze to get that really glossy shiny effect. You can find it at the cake decorating shop...but you have to buy some glaze thinner too because it doesn't wash off of paintbrushes. Here's an example of the shine I got using it.

bashini Posted 23 May 2009 , 9:36pm
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I also use confectioner's glaze for the accents for cakes, like Texas_Rose has done. But wouldn't use it on a whole cake. icon_smile.gif

cdent Posted 23 May 2009 , 9:43pm
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I just paint on water. It dries but stays shiny icon_smile.gif

kakealicious Posted 24 May 2009 , 12:00am
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If you just want a sheen I just spray some Pam or rub crisco on it and lightly rub with a paper towel but eventually this will be absorbed back into the fondant. But, if you want a really glossy finish like I just did for a wine bottle on a cake I just took some light corn syrup and diluted it with a little water and brushed it on the fondant. Works like a charm!HTH!

meomy Posted 24 May 2009 , 3:43am
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I used piping gel.. Just brush it on thin and it dries pretty good with a nice shine.

imamommy1205 Posted 24 May 2009 , 1:33pm
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Thanks for all the tips! I tried water, but the fondant got all sticky. I will try some of these other ideas too!!

solascakes Posted 24 May 2009 , 3:38pm
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I use pipng gel

ddaigle Posted 24 May 2009 , 3:41pm
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There's a recipe for "edible varnish" in the recipe section here.

LeanneW Posted 24 May 2009 , 3:53pm
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I use piping gel too.

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