Shiny Icing

Decorating By Rhonlynn Updated 1 Jun 2011 , 3:24am by 2txmedics

Rhonlynn Posted 13 May 2011 , 7:14pm
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I've been looking at cake pictures, here, and have wondered...how do they make cakes shiny? Like it looks like a layer of almost candy coating on some of them.

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QueDeeCakes Posted 13 May 2011 , 7:34pm
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Steaming them with a steamer will make fondant really shiny.

kendra_83 Posted 31 May 2011 , 9:57pm
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Most people rub them with shortening or vegetable oil. When I steam my fondant, it stays shiny for only a little while but returns matte again. I only steam to remove the excess cornstarch and make the color more bright.

2txmedics Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 3:24am
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I read recently a blog where the woman, sprays her cakes with PAM oil...I recently made flowers for my grand babys 1st bday party...and I bought those wilton glitter gels and painted the flowers, they looked real bright and shiney, pretty. I dont work in fondant so wasnt sure if they would be destroyed but they were fine.

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