I am doing a cake with a basketball sitting on a basketball court and need to make it with a shiney woodgrain look. How do I get the shiney effect?
I use a 50/50 mixture of light corn syrup and vodka. The vodka evaporates quickly and the corn syrup doesn't stay sticky like when you use it on it's own. It dries very smooth and shiny. I used it for a shiny black leather look on this Elvis cake. http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2135042
Olleharr that's a great idea! I use steam for mine and sometimes I end up with water marks on the fondant. I'll try your idea!
are you spraying your mixture on or brushing it on?
Thanks Ollehar! I'll try that!
Ollehar, I just brushed the syrup/vodka mixture on some black fondant hydrangea blossoms for a cake due in a couple weeks and it's fabulous. They are like black patent leather flowers...sooo cool. Thanks so very much for sharing this great technique
Glad it worked for you! I learned of it from someone here on CC. And yes, I just brush it on.
Great info, thank you!!!