Hi- I apologize if I'm not posting this in the correct place. Still kinda new here and trying to find my way around. I think I read somewhere that you can spray your fondant pieces with Pam spray to shine them up. Is this correct? If not, how should I do it. Thanx so much!
I've also heard of people using a steamer to melt the fondant slightly, and then it will dry shiny.
I haven't tried it, but Buddy from Cake Boss makes it look so easy
steam, pam, crisco, sheen sprays, thinned down confectioners glaze, cake lacquer... now..enny meeny miney...choose..
Okay, thanx. I don't have a steamer. What kind would you use? I'll probably just use Pam this time. I'm not covering the whole cake, she wants cream cheese frosting, so it's just some pieces that I'm decorating with. Polka dots, etc. Thanx again!
walmart sells a very cute, lightweight, portable steamer, for about $15 -20.
Is it a regular steamer, like for clothes?
Since your just doing the little details I would get a clean/new small paint brush, spray it with Pam and "paint" on the shine.
if you want glossy looking, mix half clear liquor (e.g. vodka) and half corn syrup and paint it on
These are all great hints. Thanx, everyone. I've already sprayed them with the Pam, and patted them dry, but not completely happy. Still have fondant left, may just roll out more polka dots tonight. Thanx again!
You can also paint them with a mix of gel color and vodka for a bold color and shine. It won't be a glassy shine, but gives the pieces more of a finished look than leaving them plain.
I finished a cake yesterday that had small pieces. I didn't have a steamer either so I put water in a pan and put on the stove. once it started boiling I held the pieces over the pan. Just make sure you hold it high enough you dont burn yourself.
You can use the steam of a kettle.
Sue McMahon makes butterflies and then she holds them (at around time 5:46, almost at the end of a video) on top of a steaming kettle.
Texas_Rose...will the fondant taste like vodka?
you can use your iron as well
Skirt, you mean the steam from the iron? lol. All of a sudden I had this image of me ironing my fondant, and then I thought again...that's an excellent idea.
I had this image of me ironing my fondant
But yes, I did mean the steam!