Shiny Fondant

Decorating By angelwings1 Updated 11 Sep 2010 , 1:08am by Skirt

angelwings1 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 6:11am
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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!

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DefyGravity Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 6:15am
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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 icon_smile.gif

tesso Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 6:40am
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steam, pam, crisco, sheen sprays, thinned down confectioners glaze, cake lacquer... now..enny meeny miney...choose.. icon_biggrin.gif

angelwings1 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 7:06am
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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! icon_smile.gif

tesso Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 8:57pm
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walmart sells a very cute, lightweight, portable steamer, for about $15 -20.

angelwings1 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 8:59pm
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Is it a regular steamer, like for clothes?

malene541 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 9:21pm
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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.

metria Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 9:32pm
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if you want glossy looking, mix half clear liquor (e.g. vodka) and half corn syrup and paint it on

angelwings1 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 9:37pm
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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!

Texas_Rose Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 9:40pm
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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.

Twilmore Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 7:19pm
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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.

imagenthatnj Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 8:00pm
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You can use the steam of a kettle.

Watch this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbnfgOJ9VXc&feature=fvsr

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.

CrissyB Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 10:49pm
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Texas_Rose...will the fondant taste like vodka?

Skirt Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 11:08pm
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you can use your iron as well icon_smile.gif

imagenthatnj Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 11:47pm
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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.

Skirt Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 1:08am
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

I had this image of me ironing my fondant




Too funny!! icon_lol.gif

But yes, I did mean the steam! icon_wink.gif

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