Help! Need Shiny/ Wet Look Fondant

Decorating By Karenelli Updated 5 Nov 2009 , 4:42am by obabassa

Karenelli Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 2:47pm
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I read a post recently that told us how to make fondant shiny using a recipe that used light corn syrup with something else. I can't remember what it was. Anyone, remember with they used?

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Rylan Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 2:59pm
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Light cornsyrup and vodka.

-K8memphis Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 3:04pm
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Next time you place an order with Global Sugar getchoo a little jar of gum arabic--three bucks and change--muy shine--it's what edible glitter is made of--also strengthens royal icing dealios. And it is the same formula--alcohol plus gum arabic & paint it on. Looks like patent leather.

Karenelli Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 3:09pm
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Thank you both for your help. I am making dragonflies and butterflies and want to shine up the wings.

babeebk Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 3:11pm
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you can also try a 50/50 mix of confectioners glaze and everclear (grain alcohol)

MimiDee Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 3:20pm
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is there an alternative to alcohol?

Rylan Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 3:23pm
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MimiDee, you can achieve a very similar effect by steaming the fondant with water.

cgarner Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 3:32pm
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Does either of these techniques leave the cake sticky?

MimiDee Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 3:38pm
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thanks rylan

Rylan Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 3:42pm
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No problem.

Cgarner, the person who originally posted the recipe (CS w/ vodka) actually said that it didn't dry sticky. As for steaming, I'm not sure if it will make it sticky but I personally don't think it would. Please anyone, correct me if I am wrong.

cgarner Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 3:47pm
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Thanks. I will have to try it.

Karenelli Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 4:02pm
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Great hints everyone, thank you.

obabassa Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 4:42am
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I recently steamed a cake. Came out great. Had a nice shine to it. Doesn't take long. Just move the wand in front of the cake in all areas. If your uncomfortable with trying it on your finished cake. I recommend rolling out a piece of fondant and add a few little decorations just to get a feel for it and see if it acheives the look you want.
I loved it. It was fast, easy and nothing slid.

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