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?
Light cornsyrup and vodka.
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Thank you both for your help. I am making dragonflies and butterflies and want to shine up the wings.
you can also try a 50/50 mix of confectioners glaze and everclear (grain alcohol)
is there an alternative to alcohol?
MimiDee, you can achieve a very similar effect by steaming the fondant with water.
Does either of these techniques leave the cake sticky?
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.
Thanks. I will have to try it.
Great hints everyone, thank you.
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.