Shiny Apples?

Decorating By Parable Updated 27 Oct 2009 , 3:18pm by chanielisalevy

Parable Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 12:42am
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Please help. I have covered some RKT shaped as apples with red candy melts and they are very dull. Is there anything I can paint them with or rub them with to get a real shine? I want these to remain edible.

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Rylan Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 12:52am
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Someone suggested to mix cornsyrup with vodka as it dries well--not sure if it would work fine with chocolate.

Parable Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 1:02am
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Thanks Rylan!!!!!!!!!

Going to go try some on a sample smear of chocolate. Be back soon with the results.

Rylan Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 1:29am
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Btw, I love you tornado gingerbread house. I've been wanting to try that for a long time, I just had no excuse to do it.

Parable Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 2:32am
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I'm back again and the corn syrup and everclear DIDN'T work. It stayed way to tacky.

Any more suggestions??????????

Thank you, Rylan, for such a nice comment.

stefkovic Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 2:50am
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You can spray them lightly with PAM.

Rylan Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 3:03am
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Sorry it didn't work with you. Maybe just rub it with shortening or oil. hmm.

Texas_Rose Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 3:34am
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Confectioner's glaze would do it, if you had some on hand.

Parable Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 3:49am
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I think I am just gonna cover them tomorrow with fondant.

Texas_Rose, does Confection's glaze harden like a hard candy coating? Just curious for future necessity.

Texas_Rose Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 4:18am
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It doesn't get hard, just smooth and shiny and dry. It also stinks like you wouldn't believe when you're using it, but once it's dry the smell goes away. Mostly I use it on cake boards but it is edible...Junior Mints are covered with it, if I'm right.

Smallfrye Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 4:30am
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Maybe it was becasue you used everclear instead of vodka??? I know that they are distilled very different so maybe that is why it did that??? Just a thought. icon_biggrin.gif

sugarMomma Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 6:12am
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Edible spray lacquer would work but it is pricey.

Parable Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 6:28pm
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Originally Posted by sugarMomma

Edible spray lacquer would work but it is pricey.




Just curious where do you get this? I have never heard of it before.

newmansmom2004 Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 6:38pm
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I know adding glycerin to royal icing makes it shiny - you might try that with chocolate.

sugarMomma Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 1:36am
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Parable-Global Sugar Art has the spray lacquer at about $30 a can.

cbrociek Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 2:08am
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

Confectioner's glaze would do it, if you had some on hand.




would this make things cloudy? What ratio?

Parable Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 2:56am
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Originally Posted by sugarMomma

Parable- has the spray lacquer at about $30 a can.




icon_eek.gif $30 bucks!!! Holy cow, I don't think those apples really need to be so shiny. icon_biggrin.gif

I finally just made some red MMF and they turned out very nice. Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions.

sugarMomma Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 6:28pm
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When you are done making the apples you can hit them up with a clothes steamer to make the fondant shiny. That's free, if you have a steamer, and gives fondant a nice shiny finish.

online_annie Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 6:37pm
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Use a clothes steamer! It cheap and works great. Gives it a shiney patten look.

P.S. I absolutely adore your tornado/house cake!!! LOVE IT!

Parable Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 5:54pm
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Just thought I would update you all. The fundraiser was a BIG success! And so were my "shiny" apples icon_wink.gif

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1491497⊂=1491499

Thank you all for giving me so many helpful hints. Did finally go with the MMF covered apples.

Rylan Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 12:03am
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Looks great! You truly achieved the shiny look.

chanielisalevy Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 3:18pm
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I can't use the spray laquer due to kosher concerns, but I spray pam on a plastic plate then paint it over the apples (I made a fall basket of apples cake recently) It worked beautifully and the apples stayed shiny and edible! HTH Also, much cheaper than the lacquer.

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