What Can I Use To Make My Fondant Shiny/glossy?

Decorating By cplfernandez Updated 17 Nov 2009 , 11:38pm by smitakasargod

cplfernandez Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 2:28pm
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I need to gloss/shine my fondant and decorations on my cake. What can i use?

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pattigunter Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 2:41pm
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Buddy on Cake Boss uses a steamer to slightly melt the fondant and make it shine. I've never done that so I dont know if it works or not. Thats my next cake toy though..

Texas_Rose Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 6:12pm
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You can paint the fondant with a mix of gel color and vodka to make a brighter, shiny color. Or if you just want the shine, paint it with plain vodka.

nefgaby Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 7:03pm
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If you want the whole cake to be shiny, use the steamer, if you only want little details to be glossy, use a confectioner's glaze (this glaze is not tasty though). HTH

TexasSugar Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 7:42pm
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You can also rub it with crisco.

anamado Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 11:36pm
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If you rub it with oil it gets shiny as a mirror! icon_smile.gif looks like those shiny tapping shoes.

smitakasargod Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 11:38pm
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If you see my photostream you'll notice that the noddy cake is shiny and so are the button cookies. I brush fondant with corn syrup. I dilute it with a tiny bit of vodka if it is too thick to brush on. The shine stays for a day or so.

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