How do I make a cake shiny? I want to make a sports car but I don't like it when its dull.
I am assuming you are using fondant? If so, you can use a 50/50 mixture of corn syrup and alcohol. I used it on my poinsettia's this past Christmas. I just used a paint brush, and painted it on. It looked great! I am pretty sure I have it posted in my pictures. The cake has a basket weave on it, and is just a half of a round.
Someone on here got mad when I said this before - but I use just plain old water. After I'm done, I get my hands wet and run them over hte cake, Shiny cake every time.
I have heard of using SandyBrandon technique, but instead of painting it on, get a squirt bottle and squirt your mixture on. Or, if you have an airbrush machine, if you liquefy your solution enough, I bet airbrushing it would get it the cleanest effect! I would be worried about painting it on, leaving brush strokes, not what you want in a car!
You can steam it with your steam iron it will make it shine!
When I did it with the flowers, there were no brush marks. I was doing it on a dark color, red, so I think it would be fine on your car if you don't have an airbrush. I am wondering if it would be too thick to spray thru a spray bottle>? Hmmmmmmm....I will have to try that! Thank you CConfection
I have a fewl fondant cakes in my collectiona dn I use a fanned paint brush dipped in water and color and the came out very intense and nice, I have also seen Duff use a steamer.
In one of my books she paints some vegetable shortening on. or else I've heard to paint with a mixture of corn syrup and vodka. Of course the ideal way would be a steamer. If it's a small piece, hold it over the steam of a just boiled jug.
tryingcake, I remember that thread! someone was envisaging you holding the cake under flowing water or something, lol! Yes, they did get a bit upset over nothing, we all have our own methods.