Making Fondant Shiny

Decorating By Lilprincessa Updated 29 Aug 2011 , 7:00pm by Karsn

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Lilprincessa Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 2:09am
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Does anybody know how to make fondant shiny?

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Karen421 Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 2:35am
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Steaming your cake will give it a shine, but for a glossy look use 50/50 vodka and corn syrup or vodka and glucose. icon_biggrin.gif

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bonaventure Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 2:36am
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Use light steam from either a garment steamer OR stand back and use a handheld steam cleaner (like the Shark model). Only a bit is needed to make it shine.

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olleharr Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 2:40am
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50/50 vodka and light corn syrup works great. It dries really shiny. I used it on the black leather on my elvis figure on this cake if you want to take a look. http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2135042

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Lilprincessa Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 2:42am
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Thanks!!!!!!! icon_smile.gif

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suzied Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 5:10am
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Originally Posted by olleharr

50/50 vodka and light corn syrup works great. It dries really shiny. I used it on the black leather on my elvis figure on this cake if you want to take a look. http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2135042




Once mixed do you apply it with a brush, may i know please

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Karen421 Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 12:26pm
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I brush it on in one direction, then let it dry (completely) and apply another coat in the opposite direction.

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olleharr Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 12:57pm
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Yes, brush it on.

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SarahBeth3 Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 1:24pm
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How long does it take to dry?

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CupcakeQT82 Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 3:09pm
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Marking . . . I know about the steamer but not the vodka/CS mixture

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traci_doodle Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 3:18pm
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I've been wondering--can I use my iron to "steam" a cake?

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Mug-a-Bug Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 3:46pm
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Steaming gives you a nice satiny finish. If you want shine, I paint my cakes with a brush and veggie oil. Brush off excess so it's not 'drippy'

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Karen421 Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 6:37pm
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You can use an iron, to steam, but you have to be careful of not getting water drops on the cake.

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Karsn Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 6:51pm
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Worn't the mix of vodka and syrup get the fondant sticky?

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Karsn Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 7:00pm
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Worn't the mix of vodka and syrup get the fondant sticky?

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