How To Make Fondant Look Shiney?

Decorating By janeoxo Updated 12 Mar 2010 , 3:08am by DALIG

janeoxo Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 2:36pm
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Hi All

The effect I am after is a shiney plastic look.

Anyone got any ideas how to achieve this?



7 replies
DianeLM Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 2:38pm
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You can either wipe the fondant with a damp cloth or rub on a small amount of vegetable oil.

cplfernandez Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 2:43pm
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If you have a steamer, you can use that. It really works well!

janeoxo Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 2:51pm
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Thanks for the very prompt replies. Going to have to be the oil one as I don't have a steamer.

sharlanet Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 10:28pm
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I recently used a 1/2 vodka, 1/2 corn syrup mixture and brushed it on. It dries to the touch and stays shiny. It worked really well.

Snooter Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 1:02am
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I've rubbed a little crisco on the fondant in the past it seems to work well

janeoxo Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 1:02am
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Well I've gone for the oil and it has worked well. Will upload some piccys later. Thanks guys

DALIG Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 3:08am
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rubbing a little crisco is the best way and steaming too but if you dont have a steamer you can also use the steam from an iron just do it from some distance and slowly so you dont get the cake all wet.

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