How Do I Make My Cake Glossy?

Decorating By SweetTzippy Updated 5 Mar 2012 , 3:08am by SweetTzippy

SweetTzippy Posted 2 Mar 2012 , 4:25pm
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Hello CC's members. I am making a cake in the shape of a sofa and want to make it glossy to resemble leather, but would prefer not to steam it (never get it right!). Is there another technique I can try?
I thank you all in advance for your suggestions and ideas! icon_smile.gif

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msthang1224 Posted 3 Mar 2012 , 2:57am
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You could use vegetable oil brushed onto yr fondant. It gives a shiny look to the fondant. It will eventually start to fade and dry away but, that usually takes awhile before it happens.


KoryAK Posted 3 Mar 2012 , 3:03am
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Airbrush it with just water - same effect as steaming but more controlled. Or the oil will work too, but sometimes that gets absorbed and the shine goes away after awhile.

SweetTzippy Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 1:57am
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Thank you so much. I am going to try both, really appreciate it!

melanie-1221 Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 2:08am
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Right before I deliver , I spray cakes I want to be glossy with a little PAM. Works great!

SweetTzippy Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 3:35am
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Thanks Melanie... never would have thought of PAM!
Should try it

pollycupcake Posted 4 Mar 2012 , 11:59pm
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Originally Posted by SweetTzippy

Thanks Melanie... never would have thought of PAM!
Should try it

could you tell me what PAM is!!!

melanie-1221 Posted 5 Mar 2012 , 1:31am
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PAM is vegetable oil that comes in an a aerosol spay can.

SweetTzippy Posted 5 Mar 2012 , 3:08am
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