I have a curling cake to do (you know, that wierd olympic sport where they push a big rock on the ice). the "curling stone" as it is called is actually made out of granite - typically medium in grey color, and shiny. any ideas as to how to get the look of granite with fondant. I know I can paint it w/vodka (and steam it) to make it shiny...it's the look of the granite part I'm stumped on. any ideas would be most appreciated.
Have you seen this post?
awesome...thanks for the link! do you think it'd be safe to brush with vodka after it dried? I think that might not work. maybe just the good old steam method instead. i wanted it REALLY shiny though.
I'm not sure if you can brush over it with vodka after dry. I'd try a little on a piece and see. I'm not sure the colors would stay in place with a wet brush going over them.
Rubbing fondant with crisco can make it shiny too, but again I don't know what it would do to the blend of colors.
You can always spray painted fondant with edible lacquer for gloss
Granite has sparklies all through it, too - maybe add some luster dusts mixed with alcohol to the mix.