I am in the middle of creating a statue mounted on a wood block. For the block I marbled a few shades of brown and covered the base. However I saw on here somewhere where the person used a spray to get a glossy look or "polished" look to there cake. I think she said she used corn syrup and water in a spray bottle. Does anyone know a bout this technique. I don't want to ruin my cake before I try it.
Willows - we must be esp'ing each other...I just posted the same question for a gumpaste flower. I wanted it shiny.
I did see that somewhere about corn syrup & something????
We should check each others posts just in case our post doesn't get answered.
When I made a beer mug cake that was on a "wooden" cake base, I also wanted the glossy effect to look like varnish.. so after I made my grooves with a fondant tool and designs for the wood, I dyed some piping gel brown (my fondant was light tan and I wanted a darker color so i went darker on the "varnish") and i applied it with paper towel, but I am sure you can use a brush also. I really liked the end result.
That corn syrup and spray bottle seems cool. I would like to know about that
Corn syrup and vodka is what I use. Water makes thing a but sticky and takes longer to dry. I painted it in my wine bottle and spritzer it on my turkey cake. In both case I dissolved the color in the vodka before adding the syrup. Both cakes are in my pics.
I've used confectioners glaze, but not so much on anything that's to be eaten (although it is considered edible.)
cake shows they steam things for shine....also I saw them on cake alchemy today spraying with a can that looked like pam spray lol...I dont know what it was she called it laquer I think??no clue...corn syrup is sticky....if you use that I would think you couldnt go back over it with out messing it up so be careful...cant wait to see pics
paint with piping gel and a paintbrush - will dry but stay shiny. Or paint on Pam with a paintbrush - spray onto a plate, then paint on the fondant from the plate...very shiny
Chanie, What brand of piping gel do you use? My piping gel NEVER dries. Like I ever...I've done a few things with it and it always stays sticky Any tips would be great.
There is a spray on glaze that comes in a can that you could use. I have used cornsyrup and water but it takes quite a long time to dry. I think I would go with corn syrup and vodka next time so it dries faster. I just paint it on with a brush
I use Wilton's piping gel and it dries pretty quickly.
I saw them use an edible spray varnish on Amazing Cakes the other night. I'm guessing you would have to order it online unless you have a really good cake supply store in your area.