Dull Fondant Fix???

Decorating By BJ Updated 11 Feb 2010 , 6:36pm by BJ

BJ Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 6:11pm
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When using dark colored fondant - I find that it looks faded and dull once it sits for a little while icon_confused.gif - any tips on how to make it dark and shiny looking?

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BJ Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 6:13pm
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I mean - I made a cow out of rice Krispie treat mix and covered it with fondant - I used black for the "spots" on the cow - they were very dull after I put it on it. Any ideas?????

dsilvest Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 6:19pm
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If this is for display and will never be eaten use shoe polish.
If it is for short term and will be eaten paint with a clear alcohol ie. vodka

BJ Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 6:21pm
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It's short term - won't the alcohol evaporate?

dsilvest Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 6:23pm
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Yes but is stays shiny for a few days or paint the spots just before it goes on display.
Shortening rubbed on the spots just before it goes on display also make it shiny.

BJ Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 6:36pm
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Thank you so much! I'll give it a try.

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