Shiny Mmf?

Decorating By cmom Updated 21 Jan 2011 , 11:13pm by Karen421

cmom Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:26pm
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I noticed in a lot of the Diva cakes shiny fondant and MMF made to look like patton leather done on things like purses and shoes. How is that done?
thank you.

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SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:42pm
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You can use a steamer to make it shiny... or sometimes I will spray a little cooking spray (like Pam) on mine to make it shiny.

nicoles0419 Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:46pm
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Ive seen the steamer....thanks for the idea of spraying pan on it kelli!! I'm def. going to try that

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:56pm
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You're welcome : D

metria Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:01pm
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there's a recipe here for "edible varnish"

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7292/edible-varnish

dalis4joe Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:04pm
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you can wipe it with a towel slightly dampen with vodka.... the vodka dissolves quickly and the mmf doesn't get gooey... hth

sharlanet Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 3:18am
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I've used 50/50 corn syrup & vodka. It takes maybe a couple hours or so to dry to the touch. It worked really well and stayed shiny. When I used a steamer, the fondant didn't stay shiny for me. icon_cool.gif

Pickulz Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:15am
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I want to make it shiny too...but didnt want to use vodka.
What steamer do you use? Or how?

I doubt if brushing it with just corn syrup would help? It might be too think?

Misstaralyn Posted 21 Jan 2011 , 5:13pm
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Originally Posted by Pickulz

I want to make it shiny too...but didnt want to use vodka.
What steamer do you use? Or how?

I doubt if brushing it with just corn syrup would help? It might be too think?




Hello! I just used plain corn syrup on some MMF covered cookies i made. It seems to work ok! It does need a little bit to dry so it is not tacky. Be careful that there is NOTHING on the mmf, such as crisco, corn starch or ps. It will be splotchy icon_smile.gif[/img]

cowie Posted 21 Jan 2011 , 10:58pm
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I have the opposite question... how do you make sure your fondant doesn't go shiny? I had an issue with this when the place brought out the cake it looked like it was wet, like sweating...

Karen421 Posted 21 Jan 2011 , 11:13pm
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I steam most of my cakes and they stay pretty shiny, but for that high gloss look, glucose and vodka or corn syrup and vodka. I think vanilla extract works also, the vodka just makes it dry very fast. icon_biggrin.gif

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