Does Anyone Know

Decorating By madgeowens Updated 10 Feb 2010 , 5:14am by madgeowens

madgeowens Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 2:43am
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how to make fondant pearls real shiny?

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JanH Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 2:47am
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the various dusts:
(Includes how to mix paint and apply.)

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-54059.html

HTH

aggiechef Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 2:51am
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I don't know if this is possible, but there's a recipe for edible varnish on CC, and that would make them really shiny.

charliejo Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 3:07am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JanH

Everything you ever wanted to know about the various dusts:
(Includes how to mix paint and apply.)

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-54059.html

HTH




good place to buy them online? thanks

madgeowens Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:08am
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I don't find luster dust makes the shine I want, tried dry, tried lemon juice, tried mixing ther dusts, used vodka.....will see, but does not look shiny to me yet...

devorie Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:18am
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Vodka works for me. As a matter of fact, vodka always works for me - in more ways than one icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

On a more serious note, I do find that you need to have a pretty heavy hand with the dusts...

TitiaM Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:29am
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I have a product called crazy glaze--for shining leaves and berries, and stuff. I got it from the site that starts with (mod edited). (sorry, gets blocked)

Although, as the previous poster said you do have to use quite a bit of dust in the vodka--kind of like thick paint consistency.

The other thing you could try is dumping some of the dust into a zip bag and shaking the pearls in it--this is what I usually do, because it's faster than painting.

madgeowens Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 5:49am
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ah...I used very little dust....it looked fine, but it was very thin and runny...thanks for the tip

Mcm11 Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 10:28am
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Have you tried a gum arabic glaze?

Caths_Cakes Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 11:53am
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for things shiny i use confections glaze, hate the stuff but works wonders on leaves and berries

madgeowens Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 12:18am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mcm11

Have you tried a gum arabic glaze?




never heard of this

milkmaid42 Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 3:20am
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Here is a recipe for gum arabic:

In a small jar put 2 T. Water. Sprinkle over top 1 T. Gum Arabic. DO NOT STIR. The next day will be a liquid. You can paint it on leaves for great shine. Color leaves then paint on a light coat with soft brush.
If you have left over, leave lid off and let dry. Next time add little water. Let sit overnight, etc.

I get it from earlenes cakes dot com , but you might be able to get it at a pharmacy. Hope this helps.

madgeowens Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 5:14am
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thanks

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