Help With Black Fondant?

Decorating By cakecrazy333 Updated 23 Feb 2011 , 4:07pm by icer101

cakecrazy333 Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 11:18pm
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I'm working on making a black fondant shoe for a cake that MUST be finished by tomorrow, but the black is really dull. When I started it was very, very black but now it almost looks gray. How I can get the color back to black or even a little more shiny without taking apart the shoe and starting over?

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CakeandDazzle Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 11:41pm
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rub some shortening on it??

anxietyattack Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 5:07pm
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When you're finished you could "paint" it with a little food coloring and some alcohol... I hope that helps a little.

JPMitchell Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 5:15pm
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Yea... your best bet would be to paint it like the poster above noted.. Or you could always try (even thought I hate this technique) steaming the cake. That would shine it up!

morrisiv Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 3:28pm
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I've seen something like pam being sprayed on a finished cake to give it a shine.

cakecrazy333 Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 3:50pm
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Thank you so much for all of your suggestions! I tested them all and each gave the fondant a shine and darkened it a little.. the shoe looks so much better now! icon_biggrin.gif

icer101 Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 4:07pm
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We used confectioners glaze , when i took a high heel shoe class the other week. I love it. You can dilute it , so i wasn,t thick. I use it a lot on g/p leaves ,etc. hth

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