Shiny Fondant For Rkt Wine Bottle

Decorating By terrijproductions Updated 10 Nov 2009 , 5:58pm by GamerGirl

terrijproductions Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 7:38pm
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The other day I found a post that said how to make fondant shiny but I can't find it again. I've tried the search feature and digging through several pages of the forums to no avail. So I'm sorry if this is a repeat question, but can anyone tell me how to make fondant shiny?

The only tip I remember from the post I had read before was to use Pam spray but I'm not sure I want to do that. I just came across a recipe for Quick-Pour Fondant Icing and thought that might be an idea but I've never used it and am not sure if it is only good for small items such as petit fours.

I made the wine bottle out of RKT. My original thought is to cover that in ganache and then a layer of MMF. So now I'm just missing how to make that shiny. Any tips will be appreciated. Thank you so much!

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mandymakescakes Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 7:49pm
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I just posted some pictures of a wine bottle cake I did last year... I just repainted it with thinned green food coloring which left it somewhat shiny, but more realistic than reflective. It'll depend on what look you're going for... you can also brush on piping gel, but that might make it sticky in the end.

Good luck!

Texas_Rose Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 7:53pm
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Paint it with gel color thinned with vodka. The gel color will make it shine but adding vodka will help it dry.

You can use confectioner's glaze when you want a glassy shine, but it stinks so much that I can't bring myself to use it on anything edible, even though the smell goes away as it dries.

nanamama Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 9:57pm
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Also 50/50 Vodka and corn syrup will make it shiny. Use a good quality artist brush to brush on. Makes very shiny

bakemeacakemd Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 10:10pm
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I have seen people use a clothes steamer on the fondant to make it shiny. Have not tried this myself.

bellabakes Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 11:36pm
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this might be the thread you saw before, I was just looking at it a minute ago:

dogluvr Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 1:10am
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You can use Rolled has a shiny look to it.

diane706 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 3:14am
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This is one of my wine bottle cakes

I used a corn syrup and vodka mixture. You can also use a mixture of piping gel and vodka warmed up in the micro a little.

ericaplh Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 3:17am
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I made a wine bottle which I painted with some pearlized luster dust


to get the shiny look (which I did not use for this cake) I always steam my fondant...

( I used it on my tan chanel pocketbook)

chica07 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 3:29am
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I commented on that other thread, and it was to use a clothing iron on 'steam'. You don't put it on the fondant, but near it and you will see the fondant getting steamed. It is a bit tacky at first, until it dries, but it comes out shiny-- I did my 'legos' this way.

Hope this helps!

Makeitmemorable Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 12:41pm
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Originally Posted by nanamama

Also 50/50 Vodka and corn syrup will make it shiny. Use a good quality artist brush to brush on. Makes very shiny

I am with you,that is what I use for bottles and some of the novelty cakes.

It dries really quickly and sets and I find it super shiny.

Here are some examples.

Good luck

terrijproductions Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 3:23pm
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Thank you all for the wonderful tips! I was having the most difficult cake night last night and didn't even get to making the "bottle" shiny yet. I had difficulty getting the color I wanted for the fondant and when I finally got to covering it the fondant it was all bumpy from the RKT. I used gonache underneath it in order to attempt to avoid this but apparently was unsuccessful. icon_sad.gif

So tonight I plan to cover the RKT with another layer of fondant and then work with trying to get the shiny effect. I hope tonight's effort go better! thumbs_up.gif

GamerGirl Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 5:58pm
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I use an edilbe laquer spray, it works great.

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