I want to make some bows for a cake and want them to look like golden satin. Any advice is appreciated
You can buff it with a tad of Crisco or
Airbrush with vodka or
I'm not too sure what you mean by golden satin - do you mean a solid gold look as opposed to some sparkle? If so lustre dust mixed with vodka or similar will give this effect, you can also get a lustre spray (sorry don't know what it's called ) that gives a softer but shiny look. This is probably not much help hopefully someone else will have other suggestions.
You can try and airbrush Gold on to the bow..it might be too translucent though or may take several coats.There is a lustre spray out by PME and comes in Gold,Silver,Bronze Peral etc...The gold is really nice but it sprays everywhere...I had pearl floating in my house for 2 days.HA!HA! Smells really nice also.Globalsugarart sells it and a few other online stores.It's not cheap though..about $12.00 a can.
I have seen the cake boss Buddy use a steamer for clothes to make his fondant shiny.
Gum arabic plus water brushed on.
I've always thought that a little crisco rubbed into the fondant will give it a nice sheen.