Shiny Fondant

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cupcakelizardsandrockets Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 2:23am
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i am going to be making a tiffany box cake and want the bow to look satin i saw them use steam on cake boss but i obviously dont have a machine like they do how would you go about doing it then?

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yanci Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 2:29am
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Hi,

You can also give fondant shine by spraying it with Pam, rubbing vegetable shortening or brushing it with Vodka.

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mimi1218 Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 2:35am
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Luster dust mixed with vodka and painted on will give it the satiny look too. it adds the shine and a little sparkle.

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gildee Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 2:49am
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You can also place fondant over a steaming pot of water; this obviously will not work for a cake layer but I am also thinking using one of those steamers from the local Bed Bath and Beyond or Walmart will work, the steam is what your after.

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SammieB Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 4:12am
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I saw someone say the other day that you could it very carefully with an iron on the steam setting. I did it on my last cake, and I was too chicken to go crazy, but it did give it a nice sheen. It wasn't glossy, though I probably could've gotten it that way on the top at least. The sides would be a bit more difficult without a good iron.

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cake-fam Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 6:11am
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I heard of people using a blow dryer at a safe distance though. HTH

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sugardugar Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 7:33am
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Corn syrup and water!

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KarenOR Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 9:31pm
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i was just searching for somethign else and it brought this up>

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7292/edible-varnish

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