How Do I Steam Fondant?

Decorating By hellohappycakes Updated 6 Aug 2009 , 12:54am by cylstrial

hellohappycakes Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 12:41am
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I was watching a cake show on tv and saw fondant being steamed to create an extra shiny look? How can I do this? What type of steamer do I use? What other effects will steaming the fondant create? What are the risks? Thanks.

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cylstrial Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 1:25am
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I think the only thing it does is make the fondant really shiny. I would think you would just want to be careful because you might not want to steam all of the fondant.

Steamers are very hot, you can get burned.

I think the one on Buddy's show is just a steamer for clothing. (I used to be a district manager for a women's clothing company) and it looks exactly like the ones that we used.

KimAZ Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 5:44am
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I've used a regular iron to steam fondant/gum paste flowers and leaves. Just hold the item up to the iron when the steam is coming out and it will start to turn shiney after about 10 seconds or so. Be careful of the steam though!
KimAZ

cylstrial Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 12:00pm
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That's cool Kim! Good to know!

hellohappycakes Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 9:02pm
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Thanks!!!

sammie192 Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 9:04pm
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why do you steam?

hellohappycakes Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 9:16pm
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I saw the cake boss steam a purse cake to get that really shiny leathery look. It was awesome.

KimAZ Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 10:33pm
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I put luster dust on the petals or leaves and when you steam them, it becomes very shiney and just looks pretty. No other reason really.

KimAZ

sammie192 Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 11:00pm
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ok sounds pretty ! thanks

cylstrial Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 12:54am
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Originally Posted by KimAZ

I put luster dust on the petals or leaves and when you steam them, it becomes very shiney and just looks pretty. No other reason really.

KimAZ




I forgot about that! I think I read about that in another thread. Thanks for reminding me! icon_smile.gif

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