Drying Time For Steaming Fondant For Shiny Look?

Decorating By SBOG Updated 20 Dec 2009 , 11:00pm by sunlover00

SBOG Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 9:10pm
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I just bought a steamer to use on my fondant covered cake to give it a shiny look. And, of course, I didn't think of drying time and the cake is due in a few hours. Does it have to be "steamed" the night before or will it dry in a couple hours? Also, after it dries will it still be shiny?

Thanks a bunch for any help!

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KimAZ Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 11:41pm
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Hi,
I'm not sure what your steamer is but I just use a tea kettle and boil the water and use the steam from that to steam my gum paste flowers, etc.

I dust the petals, leaves, etc with petal or luster dust and when the steam hits it, they become shiney right away. They do have to be totally dry and hard otherwise they will break from the heat of the steam.

KimAZ

sunlover00 Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 10:49pm
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I've seen Buddy steam things shiney before. Does the steam also work on MMF or only store bought stuff?

sunlover00 Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 11:00pm
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I've seen Buddy steam things shiney before. Does the steam also work on MMF or only store bought stuff?

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