Glossy Fondant

Decorating By beckalou Updated 2 Aug 2010 , 1:18am by beckalou

beckalou Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 4:14pm
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I am working on a wine bottle cake much like the photos I have seen. I am interested to know how to get my fondant/gumpaste glossy as a bottle would be. Any suggestions?

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bchumley Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 12:16am
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Once everything is decorated, steam it. I use a travel-sized clothes steamer & have never had a problem. Hope this helps!

step0nmi Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 12:26am
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if you don't have a steamer you can rub shortening on the area that you want shiney icon_smile.gif

deMuralist Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 12:28am
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I saw a lady who got her wine bottle cake to shine just like glass and she said she used a mix of 50/50 glucose and vodka on the fondant.

edited to add her link:

She is very nice and pm'ed me with details after I posted a question as a comment on one of the photos.

Rosie2 Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 12:48am
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Great info thank you!

beckalou Posted 2 Aug 2010 , 1:18am
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Thanks for the help! I am going to try both steaming and the glucose vodka and see which comes out better.

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