How To Get Sheen On Fondant Bow

Decorating By Folsomsweetcakes Updated 2 Dec 2010 , 12:19pm by allaboutcakeuk

Folsomsweetcakes Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 9:53pm
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I made a chocolate Fondant bow, but it's looking too matte, like a tootsie roll!! I would like to add some sheen (not too shiny, thoughicon_smile.gif...any suggestions? Luster dust? What color? Thanks!!!

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cakeapprentice1923 Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 10:02pm
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try a little cornsyrup and vodka

sillywabbitz Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 10:08pm
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Brush or rub on frisco if you don't want it shiny shinyicon_smile.gif

amyoungbl00d5 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 4:23pm
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Yes you can use luster dust, the color depends on your cake colors. I have used the copper/brown luster dust on the chocolate fondant and it looks really cool. Just depends on the effect, you can use pearl sheen, but it tends to look a little lighter. Next time try using a texture on your bow...then it won't look so flat. Hope that helps! Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

amyoungbl00d5 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 4:23pm
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Yes you can use luster dust, the color depends on your cake colors. I have used the copper/brown luster dust on the chocolate fondant and it looks really cool. Just depends on the effect, you can use pearl sheen, but it tends to look a little lighter. Next time try using a texture on your bow...then it won't look so flat. Hope that helps! Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

tiptop57 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 5:53pm
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Hand held steamer is a good invention. Careful not to melt the fondant though.

-K8memphis Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 6:15pm
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Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

Brush or rub on frisco if you don't want it shiny shinyicon_smile.gif




icon_lol.gif San Franfrisco? icon_lol.gif

I live to type typos--I'm the typo queen and I totally know what you mean I just thought it was cute!!

Frisco is the name of the cake sheen fairy--rub on her head and she will put the right amount of shine on your bow!!!!!!

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shoot me please

cakesnglass Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 6:43pm
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Shortening spray (cooking oil can) sprayed into container and brushed on bow works for really shiney look. Vodka and Corn syrup mixed well and brushed works too. Never tried a steamer. My candy cake in my pic's has the spray and it stayed shiney. Bow was fondant/tylose.

dchockeyguy Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 7:42pm
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What about using some pearl dust?

Chasey Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 7:55pm
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I used my iron to give some shine to fondant leaves. Just double check that your steam setting doesn't drip or spit water! I held it parallel to the counter where the cutouts were laying and steamed them no more than 6-7 seconds at once.

It was MMF, but it did get shiny!

P.S. Kate, your post cracked me up.

sillywabbitz Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 9:07pm
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Heehee..frisco...that is actually from the stupid auto-correct on my phone. I know better than to reply on my phone.

cakeapprentice1923 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 9:39pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

Quote:
Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

Brush or rub on frisco if you don't want it shiny shinyicon_smile.gif



icon_lol.gif San Franfrisco? icon_lol.gif

I live to type typos--I'm the typo queen and I totally know what you mean I just thought it was cute!!

Frisco is the name of the cake sheen fairy--rub on her head and she will put the right amount of shine on your bow!!!!!!

icon_lol.gif

shoot me please






lol, ur great kate icon_biggrin.gif

allaboutcakeuk Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 12:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Folsomsweetcakes

I made a chocolate Fondant bow, but it's looking too matte, like a tootsie roll!! I would like to add some sheen (not too shiny, thoughicon_smile.gif...any suggestions? Luster dust? What color? Thanks!!!




Hi, I use one layer of confectioners glaze. Either brushed on or I buy the spray cans gives it just enough sheen but you can layer it if you want it to have more sheen
HTH

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