I did a trial run for a black wedding cake and the fondant turned out dry and dull. I rolled it in cornstarch/powdered sugar.
How do I make it smooth and shiny?
Thank you in advance for replying. Looking through the posts you all know everything!
I always roll out my fondant (Satin Ice) on a mat rubbed with shortening. You get a great shine and no worries about having to brush off the powder afterwards.
cornstarch dries out fondant...maybe just trying the powdered sugar.
sugarshack.. in her dvd's ..shows to wipe clean with a viva paper towel.. with crisco on it.. rub really good. then take clean viva and wipe again really good. her cakes alway look beautiful.. she does all her fondant cakes this way.. not too shiny when thru.. just clean and nice and rich looking...
Thanks! I'll have to do another trial run.
I like the crisco and paper towel idea. I appreciate all your responses!
while i work with fondant i use crisco, keeps it easy to work with, and not dry looking
You can also try steaming it...with a clothing steamer or some thing....I have a little one that I used on a Darth Vader cake that had gotten really dull looking from all the ps/cornstarch.
The steamer "melted" all that away, leaving it really nice looking.
Buddy on Cake Boss uses a steamer on his fondant, as well.