Steamer

Decorating By Ballymena Updated 8 Mar 2010 , 7:48pm by Cakeonista

Ballymena Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 9:45am
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What's the best most economical hand held steamer that works well? icon_confused.gif

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karateka Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 1:55pm
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Oh, I want to know this too. I HATE the cheapo one I have. I need something that really squirts the steam out there.

slimkim Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 12:14am
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?? When you use a steamer on your fondant does it stay shinny????? Or when it dries it goes away

andysprite Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 12:27am
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I recently bought a $30 steamer from Target that I'm happy with. The fondant looks extremely clean and fairly shiny.

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 1:07am
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I bought a Go Mini Steamer Light, saw it on QVC, bought it off of ebay, under $20.

addietx Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 1:32am
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When we steam the items look wonderful and shiny but after a few hours they fade. Is there a trick to making the items remain shiny?

confectionsofahousewife Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 1:46am
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I bought a Rowenta hand held steamer from Target for $30. I've only used it twice so far but it works great!

Taleesa Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 4:51am
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WOW I didn't know you could steam fondant. I can't wait to try this!!

brandywinecakes Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 5:06am
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I didn't know that either! Is the sole purpose of the steamer to make the fondant shiny or does it have other uses?

confectionsofahousewife Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 1:25pm
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Originally Posted by brandywinecakes

I didn't know that either! Is the sole purpose of the steamer to make the fondant shiny or does it have other uses?




I like it especially on black and red fondant because it takes away any dullness that you get from using powdered sugar or cornstarch. No residue!

sandy1 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 5:13pm
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I too didn't know why you steam fondant. I saw Buddy from "Cake Boss" doing this and wondered why. Before I try this technique I have a couple questions, icon_surprised.gif. Is this technique used only to add shine to the fondant?
Thanks,
Sandy

brandywinecakes Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 5:44pm
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It seems like it would help lock in moisture to the fondant to keep it from drying out. Does anyone know if it does?

AmandaCMH Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 7:29pm
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Id like to know more, also!! icon_smile.gif

Cakeonista Posted 8 Mar 2010 , 7:48pm
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I bought a small hand held steamer from QVC also, I believe Joyca Mangano is the designer. It works fabulous, it just leves an even sheen and sets in all the colors nicely. It really makes a big difference on a finished cake.

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