Shiny Black Fondant

Decorating By tsal Updated 9 Feb 2010 , 5:26pm by cdgleason

tsal Posted 8 Feb 2010 , 10:48am
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I'm making a wine bottle cake and was just wondering how I can get that 'glass' look for the bottle. I'm going to paint it with black gel color & vodka. Is that the right way to achieve that finish?

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CakeDiosa Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 3:33am
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Take a scrap piece of fondant and experiment with the gel color alone versus fondant. The gel color will shine but I don't know about mixing it.

If you rub it with crisco it will shine but not like glass more like leather. Spray it with Pam it'll shine but be a bit oily to the touch. You can paint it with water and it will shine and be dry to the touch. See example on the black on my Bratz cake. I painted it with water and it dried to the shine you will see.

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A definite shine is to paint it with confectioners glaze.

There's some options for ya'! Hope it helps!

tsal Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 3:26pm
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Thanks so much for your post! I absolutely love your quote, by the way- so true!

Kellycreations Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 3:43pm
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You can also use black fondant and then paint it with a mixture of half vodka half white corn syrup.

metria Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 3:50pm
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there's also an edible varnish recipe here.

tsal Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 4:54pm
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Thanks! I tried the vodka and corn syrup concoction and it is AMAZING!!! I highly recommend it!!

cdgleason Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:26pm
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Tylose glue that has been thinned down with a bit of vodka works well too!!

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