For the first time I would love for my fondant to be shiny on the cake. I've seen on tv where they steam the fondant and it turns shiny but how does a home baker achieve this? The cake is for tomorrow so hopefully someone can help?
Some people use a clothes steamer.
If you don't have one, you can rub a little crisco over the fondant, or paint it with vodka. The vodka all evaporates so you don't have an alcoholic cake, but it melts the surface of the fondant just enough to make it smooth and shiny.
You can use a kettle and gently steam it..I also have heard members use stand up clothes steamer like the kind you see in a dept store.
I paint it with Vodka and a small bit of gel color.