Shiny Fondant

Decorating By sweet-thing Updated 8 Sep 2009 , 12:29am by tatorchip

sweet-thing Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 4:07am
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How do you get fondant this shiny? I've seen people say steam it. How do you do that?

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crystalscakesaz Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 4:11am
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I've seen decorators use a fabric steamer on fondant to make it shiny. It seems to work pretty well too.

SJ169 Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 4:16am
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i bought a fabric steamer because i thought it would work to get the shiny look, im not sure if its because i use MMF but i didnt find that it worked that well...

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 4:19am
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The first time I saw it used was Buddy on KakeBoss (K for C to avoid a link). He uses 'regular' fondant, not MMF.

I have a small, handheld 'quickie' steamer. Doesn't work that well for fondant. It likes to spit the water, rather than gently extrude steam. icon_rolleyes.gif

miny Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 4:20am
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You can use one of those handheld fabric steamers, they work great for this effect

sweet-thing Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 10:57pm
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Thanks! You guys know everything! icon_wink.gif

Is that the only way to get that look?

PinkLisa Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:01pm
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You can brush the fondant with water to get it shiny.

audrey0522 Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:08pm
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I just tried the edible varnish from the recipe section. It worked really well on small pieces. I don't know about doing the whole cake or anything.

sweet-thing Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:15pm
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I'm such a dork! I just noticed I never posted the picture! icon_redface.gif

cdgleason Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:15pm
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brushing the fondant with piping gel that has been watered down slightly also works well!! and it's usually very simple to do!!

miny Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:28pm
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That's a very cute cake sweet-thing, and you are right, the shiny fondant makes the cake here

tatorchip Posted 7 Sep 2009 , 11:55pm
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Read all the comments, she said she used pam and a paintbrush to get it to shine. A cute cake for sure

bakerbynight Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:05am
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I too use a steamer for shiny fondant. Thank you to Carlos for the great tip! I also use luster (or pearl) dust for a shimmer shine.

queenfa Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:11am
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luster dust mixed with vodca and sprayed by my air brush never failed.

sweet-thing Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:12am
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Thanks so much! icon_smile.gif

She hadn't responded to the comments when I asked. Would Pam make it greasy?

sandykay Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:28am
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I've have a video and they show rubbing some crisco on the fondant.

tatorchip Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:29am
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check again, she did comment about 6 or 7 down hth

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