How To Make It Shine

Decorating By Caths_Cakes Updated 20 Sep 2009 , 2:58pm by Lou71

Caths_Cakes Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 12:01pm
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Hi everyone icon_smile.gif Im doing a Cars cake for my newphew, he wants the Sheriff from the disney movie. i have no problmes with this, Just wondering how to get the Black fondnat, Shiny rather than a matt finish. Thanks in advance icon_smile.gif X

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Deb_ Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 12:32pm
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There are a few options. You could steam the fondant piece after you're finished, with a clothes steamer....or what I do for small pieces is to mix equal parts of clear (light) corn syrup with either pure lemon extract or vodka and paint it on. It dries hard and very shiny in about 10 to 15 minutes. I did that with the St Paddy's day topper in my photos.


cakefort Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 12:36pm
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I learned this by mistake...paint it with gumpaste glue (gumpaste dissolved in warm water). It will be a little tacky, though.

Lou71 Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 2:58pm
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If using fondant for the character keep rubbing the paste, this will make it become shinny and very smooth.

Another option is to brush lightly over with the 50/50 varnish mixture (one that you can use for your flowers).


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