How Do You Get The Shiny Effect On Fondant?

Decorating By Krumbs Updated 10 Aug 2009 , 11:23pm by MrsNancyB1

Krumbs Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 9:53pm
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I want to make some bows for a cake and want them to look like golden satin. Any advice is appreciated
thank you

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Marina Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 9:57pm
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You can buff it with a tad of Crisco or
Airbrush with vodka or
paint it

marknelliesmum Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 10:01pm
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Hi
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.

Kiddiekakes Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 10:15pm
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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.

Suewillo Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 10:24pm
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I have seen the cake boss Buddy use a steamer for clothes to make his fondant shiny.

lopsidedTurntable Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 11:08pm
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Gum arabic plus water brushed on.

MrsNancyB1 Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 11:23pm
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I've always thought that a little crisco rubbed into the fondant will give it a nice sheen.

Good luck!

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