Each time I use fondant or sugar paste - it dries to a matt finish. How do I make it look glossy? I saw Cake Boss use steam.....does that work? Any other suggestions would be really appreciated. Thank you.
Easy, just refrigerate the fondant covered cake over night and when you take it out of the fridge into the warm room, it will "sweat" and glisten. And yes steam really does work.
My fondant never sweats when I take it out of the fridge
What state do you live in? Mine always sweats in New Hampshire.
I've steamed it, used crisco and Pam. I found steaming and crisco work the best. But the crisco makes it more shiny (I used it on my pumpkin bucket to get a plastic look). You can also paint it with confectioners glaze (but that's more of a glassy, rather than glossy, look). My fondant doesn't sweat in the fridge here either.
I was considering using steam on my next cake. When you steam is the glossy effect permanent, or does it dry back to a matte finish?
Takes a while depending on where you live, but yes, if given enough time and a dry room, it does go back to a mat finish.