Shine On Fondant

Decorating By nanaburrows_nanacakes Updated 18 May 2010 , 10:19pm by Jasendra

nanaburrows_nanacakes Posted 5 May 2010 , 9:16pm
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Hello baking ladies

I would like to put a shine on my fondant covered cupcakes for a wedding. Do I need an airbrush? If so, what brand or type do you recommend. Thanks Nana

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neecerator Posted 5 May 2010 , 9:23pm
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I've heard if you steam fondant, it stays shiny permanently.
You can also use luster dust or pearl dust with a soft brush too.

tastyart Posted 5 May 2010 , 9:31pm
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Do you want it to be glossy or shimmery?

nanaburrows_nanacakes Posted 5 May 2010 , 10:03pm
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I would like a glossy look

tastyart Posted 5 May 2010 , 11:04pm
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I've read that you can paint a varnish of corn syrup and vodka.

nancyg Posted 5 May 2010 , 11:26pm
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for the very best shine...use steam. If it is something you can hold over a pan of steaming water, flower on wire etc. that works great. But, for your cupcakes I would use a clothes steamer.

It will make a purse look like patent leather. Just dont hold in one spot, or you will melt the fondant. go back and forth till you get the amount of shine you like. I do this all the

you will love the look. You should see a shiny lady bug!!

nanaburrows_nanacakes Posted 5 May 2010 , 11:45pm
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Oh thank you. I have a clothes steamer that I have not used in awhile. I am glad I have finally found a use for it, because it sure does not work on clothe ha ha

I have 150 cupcakes to do for a wedding and I think the glossy look will make them look more elegant.

tsal Posted 5 May 2010 , 11:45pm
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I use a 50/50 mix of vodka and corn syrup and the finish is glass-like. You can see it on my wine-bottle cake and my iPod cake in my profile if you'd like to see examples.

tsal Posted 5 May 2010 , 11:47pm
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Forgot to add that you need to use clear corn syrup.

b-radz Posted 5 May 2010 , 11:59pm
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Hey nanaburrows_nanacakes who you calling lady icon_lol.gif
Some of us are guys LOL!

nanaburrows_nanacakes Posted 6 May 2010 , 8:51pm
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I will try the water, corn syrup and vodka. If it does not work I will drink the vodka!! Sorry about calling the guys ladies, my mistake, fellow bakers from now on!

conchita Posted 6 May 2010 , 9:18pm
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I have seen the cake boss cake shoy and he uses a clothes steamer good luch and if you use one please let us know how it turn out.

pattycakesnj Posted 6 May 2010 , 9:28pm
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I use a clothes steamer, works great

awilder Posted 7 May 2010 , 3:37pm
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Is there a special kind of fondant you need to use the steam technique? Does this work on Marshmallow fondant?? Thanks so much!

BillieH Posted 7 May 2010 , 4:27pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tsal

I use a 50/50 mix of vodka and corn syrup and the finish is glass-like. You can see it on my wine-bottle cake and my iPod cake in my profile if you'd like to see examples.




I'm guessing this wouldn't be kid friendly? Your wine bottle cake is amazing btw!

Karen421 Posted 8 May 2010 , 1:42am
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I use a steamer on MMF and Fondarific and it works great!

Necey Posted 8 May 2010 , 2:00am
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I saw a video on utube where a baker put a small amout of shortening on a paper towel and applied it all over her chocolate fondant covered cake. It worked and looked like a soft sheen, very nice.

Jakap2 Posted 8 May 2010 , 2:22am
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I use confectioners glaze, I apply it on with brush. All fondant is super glossy after that. It dries very fast as well.

Necey Posted 8 May 2010 , 2:25am
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Could you please tell me what confectioners glaze is ? Thank you icon_smile.gif

Jasendra Posted 18 May 2010 , 10:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tsal

I use a 50/50 mix of vodka and corn syrup and the finish is glass-like. You can see it on my wine-bottle cake and my iPod cake in my profile if you'd like to see examples.





Should I brush this on last or should I brush it on before adding my quilting design (on a purse)? Also, how long does it take to dry?

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