Shiny Bow Question

Decorating By splymale Updated 21 Apr 2011 , 3:33pm by NanaSandy

splymale Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 6:22pm
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After I roll out my bow in powdered sugar, you can see it on the bow. How do you make it look nice & shiny?

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NanaSandy Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 6:29pm
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I use corn syrup and vodka. 50/50 mixture. I usually use 1 tbsp of each. Mix it up and then use a paintbrush (new one, or one that is only for your cakes) and brush it on. It makes it look great!!

Buttercream_warrior Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 6:35pm
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ill hve to try that corn syrup method..ive always just used steam to make my bows shiney..i have a cheap portable steamer i bought at walmart that i use for my fondant

splymale Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 7:15pm
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Thanks, I don't have a steamer, I'll try the corn syrup/vodka method!

mimi1218 Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 7:48pm
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I just used vodka and it works great. I made a soccer ball cake look shiny and new the same way. The liquid evaporates off; it dries and isn't sticky at all.

I did this bow the same way. Although the pic I used doesn't do the glossiness of the bow too much justice.

good luck

DeniseNH Posted 20 Apr 2011 , 11:22pm
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A light airbrush spray of vodka or gin would be perfect for this.

splymale Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 1:30pm
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NanaSandy Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 3:33pm
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just so you know, using the corn syrup and vodka, it dries nicely. Not sticky. And it will look like it is still wet. I have also used the steamer method.

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