Shiny Red Fondant Hearts?

Decorating By CBMom Updated 6 Oct 2009 , 10:17pm by Atomikjen

CBMom Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 11:47pm
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How do I get thesed crazy red fondant hearts to look shiny/glittery?

I've tried wet red lustre dust, dry red lustre dust, and they just look dull.

Pearl dust? Will that work better?

These things are frustrating.

The Bride wants them to look "classy and elegant", all scattered around her cake. The hearts are an inch tall.

In my head I'm thinking they look like preschool valentine's projects!! LOL

Thanks for any help!


4 replies
Deb_ Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 11:50pm
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Try painting them with a 50/50 mixture of light corn syrup and vodka or pure lemon extract.

Whenever I want a fondant or gumpaste piece to have a high gloss shine this is what I use. It dries to the touch in about 10 to 15 minutes and it's still edible.

Rylan Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 1:38am
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You can also steam them or paint the whole think with tylose glue.

CBMom Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 10:05pm
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Thank you both!!!

A regular clothes steamer, right? Just heat it up and sweep over them?
I think I'll try that with my mom's b-day cake next week.

And I'll "paint" the hearts for this one.

Thank you!!

Atomikjen Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 10:17pm
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how about piping gel? would that work?

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