I am new to cake decorating all together. Have made 3 fondant cakes, one of which I steamed with a very large steamer (Wagner 905, meant for tile, etc...) It spit a few water spots that stayed on the cake once it dried. Not a huge deal since my nephew was thrilled with his car cake, but a bit upsetting to me. So my questions are:
Do you steam your fondant cakes and if so, is there a particular steamer brand you use?
Do you use clear alcohol/corn syrup mix or something else? Specific brush?
Which option do you prefer?
Thanks for your help!
I steam them, if I want that kind of finish. But I use one of those steamers for getting the wrinkles out of clothes, not a commercial one. I've tried painting with vodka and corn syrup, but I find it has two problems: 1) you have to paint very carefully because it dissolves the colors in your fondant and makes them run and 2) it doesn't dry completely but remains sticky to the touch. There are also some commercial finishes you can paint your cake with and, if you don't need a shiny but rather a matte finish, you can rub your fondant decorations lightly with shortening.
Thank you! That's really helpful.