To Make Fondant Shiney

Decorating By Lorabell Updated 14 Jan 2011 , 6:20pm by winny01

Lorabell Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 3:51am
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I remember reading that if you mix vodka with something and then spray it on fondant or gumpaste, it will give it some sheen...I need to know what that "something" is.

Thanks for your help!


7 replies
holliellen Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 4:44pm
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I have heard of using corn syrup but I have never tried it. Sorry I couldn't be more help!

Texas_Rose Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 5:43pm
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You can mix vodka and gel colors to get a sheen. Also you can mix vodka and luster dust. I wouldn't spray it onto the fondant unless you've got an airbrush. A squirt bottle is not going to give it an even coat. Instead, use a paintbrush to apply the vodka mixture.

holliellen Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 5:48pm
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Texas, how would you get a clear sheen?

Alfiesmom Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 6:06pm
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I lightly spray with PAM

Alfiesmom Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 6:10pm
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also, I only heard of adding vodka when using powdered colors, not for achieving a sheen. It's a quick dryer when using it to paint.

joycesdaughter111 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 6:16pm
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You can also use a clothes steamer to get a sheen on fondant.

winny01 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 6:20pm
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I have used 50/50 vodka and corn syrup. Brush on and it dries to hard clear shine.

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