Shiny Fondant

Decorating By kake4me2 Updated 2 Sep 2010 , 9:47pm by Karen421

kake4me2 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 2:19am
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Does anyone know how I can get my store bought fondant to look shiny like this pic????
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1646815

Thanks

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crystaldelrio Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 2:32am
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i have never done it but buddy uses a steamer to make fondant shiney

Karen421 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 2:55am
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I use a steamer and it looks like that, but if you want a super shiny finish, you can mix vodka with either corn syrup or glucose. icon_lol.gif

Jaime3679 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 2:56am
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We bought a clothes steamer and that is what we use. Works great!

lizzycakes Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 9:49am
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Hmm.. would a few bursts of steam from the iron work? Lol. I too, wanted to know how people got that beautiful shine, I tried rubbing shortening on my MMF and it just looked greasy... but still dry looking! (haha hard to explain)

With the corn syrup and vodka.. how exactly is this done (ratio, method etc.)? I'm Just now starting to make cakes.

I live in Houston where the humidity is out of control (fondant bows never fully dry). I will be trying for the first time a 50/50 gum paste/fondant bow tomorrow... Would you all advise applying these shining methods when the strips are rolled out,... or when the bow is on the cake? I'm just afraid it will droop and look horrible like last time.

Echooo3 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 10:22am
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Funny, I want to know how to make fondant that isn't shinny like in this picture

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1791412

My fondant is always shinny which I chaulk up to using shortening.

Karen421 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 11:11am
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Becareful if you use a steam iron, it could spew out a little water and that wouldn't be good. Even when I use my steamer (clothes steamer I bought at Walmart) I let is steam for about 5 to 10 minutes before I use it , so it doesn't do that.

cakesage Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 3:31pm
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You can also boil a pot of water and hold the fondant applications over the steam.

kake4me2 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 9:08pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakesage

You can also boil a pot of water and hold the fondant applications over the steam.




CLEVER!! I will try this!!! and try NOT to burn myself in the process..lol
Thxs

kake4me2 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 9:10pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Karen421

I use a steamer and it looks like that, but if you want a super shiny finish, you can mix vodka with either corn syrup or glucose. icon_lol.gif




Does this work???.......good grief...what am i thinking this is for a kids cake..I better rethink this......

tastyart Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 9:19pm
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The vodka will all evaporate. Don't worry, no drunk children at the party.

Karen421 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 9:47pm
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It's fine! Tastyart is right, the alcohol evaporates quickly, so it's safe! thumbs_up.gif I tried the boiling water, but I had a hard time getting the cake done like that. So I bought the steamer at Walmart, it was like 22.00 or something like that.

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