Black Fondant---Making It Shinny?

Decorating By mindy1204 Updated 2 Jun 2009 , 2:00pm by madras650

mindy1204 Posted 23 May 2009 , 9:01pm
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I am using wiltons black fondant to make a few things for a pool cake. In the photo I am using as a referrence the black is shiny but my black is dull. Is there something I can paint on it that will make it shinnier?

TIA

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bashini Posted 23 May 2009 , 9:13pm
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Hi, do you have confectioner's glaze? You can use that to make your black fondant shine. Or there is a recipe for Edible Varnish in the recipe index. You can make it at home. icon_smile.gif

shebaben Posted 23 May 2009 , 10:15pm
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Bashini - I just looked in the recipe index and it gave me no results. Am I using the correct search term: Edible AND varnish??? Thanks - Pat

mindy1204 Posted 23 May 2009 , 10:53pm
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I do not have glaze. Do you buy that somewhere?

Thanks

tammy712 Posted 23 May 2009 , 10:59pm
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Originally Posted by shebaben

Bashini - I just looked in the recipe index and it gave me no results. Am I using the correct search term: Edible AND varnish??? Thanks - Pat




Here's the link for it:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7292-Edible-Varnish.html

mindy1204 Posted 23 May 2009 , 11:27pm
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One more question. I am making the fondant figures now but wont use them for a few more weeks, should i varnish them now or wait?

shebaben Posted 24 May 2009 , 2:00am
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Thanks, Tammy 712 - I wonder why I came up with nothing when I looked....Hmmm/. PAT

bashini Posted 24 May 2009 , 1:04pm
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Sorry shebaben, I was late to check my emails, but Tammy712 has helped you there. icon_smile.gif

Mindy1204, I would wait till you use the models on the cake to varnish them. icon_smile.gif

Elise87 Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 9:57am
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Just wondering, the varnish that was searched above, can this just give a slight shine or does it give a really wet look?

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 12:43pm
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Last night on the Cake Boss show, Buddy used a steamer to make black fondant shiny. It was beautiful, looked like patent leather.

Win Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 12:53pm
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Originally Posted by Barbaranne

Last night on the show, Buddy used a steamer to make black fondant shiny. It was beautiful, looked like patent leather.




Yes. This is much more economical than ordering confectionery glaze... (I got a small (and I mean small) pot from GSA and it cost me around 5.00.)however, one has to be very careful about how you are doing it. I use a clothes steamer. For small items you can use a tea kettle. Be careful not to allow any drips of water as that will ruin the effect you want. And, don't do your small pieces on your cake as it is a little wet for bit and black can bleed. Best to do small pieces in advance and separately then add them later. As well, I notice with Satin Ice, that if it is chilled and comes out of the fridge to return back to room temp, it stays quite shiny --never really returning to the dull look of the original product. I'm not sure if that effect would be the same with Wilton, but you might want to try refrigerating your piece then bringing it back out to warm up to room temp.

dberck Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 1:41pm
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I was going to say Buddy did it last night with a steamer but got beat to it..It was really cool! I guess my Shark hand held steamer would work. It made it really glossy.

madras650 Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 2:00pm
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If you have an airbrush, you can airbrush vodka onto the cake. That works too.

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