How Can I Make My Bow Stay Shiney??

Baking By Buttercream_warrior Updated 5 Dec 2010 , 9:47pm by hbarberycakes

Buttercream_warrior Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 8:26pm
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i need a black shiney bow for an upcomming cake..can anyone tell me how to make my fondant/gumpaste bow stay shiney??ive done the steam on it and it doest seem to stay i doing somthing wrong??is there another technique i can possibly use without banging my head on the wall?? icon_redface.gif

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kerrimanda Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 8:50pm
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I have heard some people say they use spray Butter Pam. I sometimes brush vanilla on. It takes a while to soak in and leaves a bit of a sheen, but probably not as shiny as what you are looking for.

brincess_b Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 9:10pm
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confectioners glasze is the best shine ever.
steam or rubbing/ spraying on fat will work too, not as well.

chica07 Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 9:19pm
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I rub some shortening on mine to get them shiny and it stays that way. But you have to watch your fingers smudging it.

Buttercream_warrior Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 9:23pm
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i will have to try these ideas! thanks..

carmijok Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 9:26pm
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You might try a clear piping gel. I've tried coating with crisco, Pam and the like, but it absorbs to a sheen,not a shine.

hbarberycakes Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 9:47pm
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I saw on Fabulous Cakes they spray vegetable oil in a squirt bottle to give it sheen. I haven't tried it but it might be worth a try icon_smile.gif

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