How Can I Make Something Look Wet On My Cookie?

Baking By kathik Updated 8 Dec 2009 , 1:31pm by -K8memphis

kathik Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 3:16am
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I want to make some cookies of burning candles so I want to have some of the wax look wet. Does anyone have an idea how I can do this???


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BakingGirl Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 3:21am
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Paint the wet looking part with a bit of piping gel.

Deb_ Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 3:28am
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light corn syrup will work too if you don't have piping gel.

kathik Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 3:49am
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Do you mean once the cookie is dry I should paint a little piping gel/corn syrup over the part I want to look wet? Won't it be sticky?


Deb_ Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 10:02pm
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No, it will air dry. Just don't make it too thick and you will be fine. Sometimes I mix 50/50 corn syrup and lemon extract.

TracyLH Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 5:26pm
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What about luster dust? One that has some shimmer to it, not matte.

Cricketina Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 5:29am
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On My fondant and gumpast for cakes ..I jas spritz on vodka and You can use a steamer like the cake boss does!

I got the Vodka idea from cake challenge on food network...the alcohol dissipates and there is so taste left! I have used a lg spray bottle ,,But the small ones in cosmetics or the travel aisle are a finer mist and do better.

Or if you dont have vodke clear vanilla does pretty much the same trick! for Shine!

Hope this helped...Good Luck
Christina in Chilly CO,

TracyLH Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 12:55pm
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Christina - That is really interesting! I don't do cakes or fondant, but what a great thing to read about. I will have to pass that on to my daughter, the budding cake decorator. Thanks for telling us all! icon_smile.gif

ALVARGA Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 1:19pm
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I always brush my cookies with vodka and a little luster dust. It makes them shine and it drys quickly.

-K8memphis Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 1:31pm
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Gum arabic plus water and brush it on--Global Sugar Art has it for three bucks & change.

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