Do any of you all steam your fondant to get that shiny look? Does the shiny-ness last? Thanks!
hi at my cake class tonight our instructor steamed some flowers and they were really shiny and looked really nice she said they dont stay as shiny as when first steamed but that it does make a difference. hope this helps im a newbie so just picking up tips myself
We steam alot of our fondant cakes. If you have powdered sugar spots it will remove them as well as give your cake a nice sheen.
Remember to use light steam!
I have seen them do it on some dvds i have watched and on some tutorials online.. It gives a really nice sheen to the fondant. I have not been able to try it myself yet
I have steamed a number of cakes or decs for cakes. Love the sheen and yes it does last. Also great when you're working with dark colored fondant/gumpaste because it removes the powder sugar or cornstarch left on it.
I was just going to ask does the steam remove the corn starch just as well as the powdered sugar? Thought that the corn starch may not go to well with the steam..
I haven't actually tried it - but it seems to work great for Buddy.
Just be careful not to overdo it! I kept on steaming once, and the fondant turned permanently sticky.