Shiny Fondant

Decorating By cakebakinmom Updated 23 Feb 2010 , 4:50am by sharlanet

cakebakinmom Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 5:11pm
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How do I get a shiny fondant finish on my cakes?

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karenm0712 Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 5:18pm
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There are a couple of ways that I know of - first is use put a coat of shortening on the fondant (i do this to get rid of the corn starch with a paper towel and rub it in) or second option is from Buddy on Cake Boss, he uses a steamer (i can't afford that!)

Hopefully others will chime in with what they do. icon_smile.gif

HTH's
Karen

ginsum Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 9:48pm
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You can get a clothes steamer at CVS drug stores for around $15 or $20. That is what I use to steam my gum paste flowers and it works great. I learned about it in a Nicholas Lodge class.

greengyrl26 Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 9:55pm
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Yep, the easiest way is to use a steamer. I use it on absolutely every cake I do now! It removes all of the cornstarch/ps residue and leaves a nice shiny finish!

ZoesMum Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 1:42am
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So here is my dumb question de jour...does it stay shiny with a steamer??? I steamed some flowers over a boiling kettle, they looked great for an hour or so, then the shine went away. Is there an additional step to lock in the shine??

MORSELSBYMARK Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 1:56am
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I've used Pam before on a cake for shine. I've seen Buddy use the steamer for shine. Think I'll try it this week on my cakes!

kathy164 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:04am
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I would also like to know how long it will stay shiny for?? I love the look of it this way. Thanks

sharlanet Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 4:50am
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I used 50/50 vodka corn syrup and it worked great. Stayed shiny and dries to the touch.

sharlanet Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 4:50am
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I used 50/50 vodka corn syrup and it worked great. Stayed shiny and dries to the touch.

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