How Do I Make Fondant Leaves Glossy????

Decorating By midgysquidgy Updated 17 Mar 2011 , 3:16am by bcarb

midgysquidgy Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 10:57am
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Can anyone please help. I have made rose leaves and wish to make them glossy or shine. Does someone know what i can use/or do????
Thanks Leanne

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bcarb Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 11:35am
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I am very very inexperienced, but I thought that people ran them through some steam, like with a tea pot, to make them glossy.

Crazboutcakes Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 11:46am
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Yes, bcarb is right you can steam them and that is how you get the glossy look or I sometimes take a little color mixed with a little vanilla extra to thin it out and hand paint it on and that also give it a vibrant color.

Ursula40 Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 12:00pm
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Cupcations Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 1:39pm
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Steaming is perfect!
Another idea is to cover them with pearl dust to give them a bit of a shine

midgysquidgy Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 10:01pm
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Thankyou to everyone for your tips. Greatly appreciated icon_biggrin.gif
Regards Leanne

Moondance Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 10:48pm
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Just be careful with the steam -just quickly pass them through the steam otherwise it will start to dissolve your sugar leaf!

weirkd Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 10:58pm
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You can also use a confectionary glaze. You dip it in and it will blend colors along with giving it a glossy finish. You can cut down the amount of shine you want by cutting it with actetone.

Lindsram Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 10:59pm
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You can also paint on shortening. Works for me every time icon_biggrin.gif

bcarb Posted 17 Mar 2011 , 3:16am
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weirkd, you don't really mean that you use fingernail polish remover to thin it, do you?

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