Add Crisco To Airbrushed Fondant/sugar Paste?

Decorating By Pixelle Updated 22 Feb 2012 , 6:08pm by Pixelle

Pixelle Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 9:00pm
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Hello fellow bakers. I'm making a cowboy hat cake and the brim is made of combo fondant/sugar paste. It did not turn out as shiny and leathery looking as the cake portion so... I was wondering if it is safe to add crisco to the brim after the paint dries to give it a shine? Thanks!

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cdgleason Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 9:07pm
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There's a few ways you can make the brim shiney... an easy way is to brush it with a bit of thinned down "tylose glue".... I use vodka to thin it out so that it evaporates quickly, and doesn't leave the fondant wet, making it possible to ruin the entire piece.
if you live near a good store that sells cake supplies, there's an edible varnish that will add a nice shine,
You can also steam the brim, but sometimes it's difficult to aim the stream lightly over the piece that you want to shine!
Piping gel that's thinned a little with vodka works well!!
I often times just use some vodka on a paint brush to get some shine..

Vista Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 9:08pm
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Nope. It will smear the paint. Hopefully someone else will have another suggestion.

Pixelle Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 6:08pm
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll see what I can do. icon_smile.gif

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