A few days ago I made an electric guitar cake for a friend's son. I borrowed a clothing steamer trying to get the guitar to look glossy. I used the steamer 3 times and each time it looked glossy for a few min and then started to dry. (I posted a pic of the cake in my account) The cake looked great, just wish it would've kept it's shine. I used homemade MMF. Is there some trick that I'm missing? Thanks!
It seems to do that to me too. It will stay shiny for about 8 hours or so but then becomes dull again.
Periperi, I brush on a very thin layer of shortening on my decorations and they keep the shine. The steamer didn't work for me either. It sets the color (petal dust etc) but the shine didn't last.
That cake is outstanding - shiny or not!
i'm not convinced the type of fondant matters. i think it depends on your environment. when i steam fondant it doesn't stay shiny for more than a couple hours.
I would rub with shortening or brush with vegetable oil next time.