jennifercullen Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 3:32pm

Hi, I just wondered if this would be the right kind of thing to steam fondant to make it shiny? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-HAND-HELD-QUEST-POWER-STEAM-CLEANER-STEAMER-1050-WATT-CAR-HOME-CARPET-1050W-/130712186011?pt=UK_HomeGarden_CLV_Cleaning_CA&;hash=item1e6f0dac9b
Or do I need a specific type or head to go on it? I've wanted to use steam for ages but never gotten around to looking for anything!
Thanks in advance for any help!

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kathyw Posted 14 Jun 2012 , 9:13pm

That steamer looks too powerful. I have a small handheld clothes steamer (I think it is a travel steamer) that I bought at WalMart. You don't want the steamer melting all your fondant.

soozicake Posted 15 Jun 2012 , 12:49am

If considering an all purpose steamer, get a demo before buying if possilbe or a specific model/brand recommendation from a happy consumer thumbs_up.gif . A lot spit out water, darn annoying for clothes and cakes.

dlcamp Posted 15 Jun 2012 , 1:35am

I actually used my regular steam iron when I had something small that I wanted to steam on a cake. I really didn't want to run out and buy a steamer for just a small area and I had never tried it before either. It worked great. Wouldn't want to have to do it on a large area of cake but for something small, it was fine.

KoryAK Posted 15 Jun 2012 , 7:31pm

You can also use your airbrush to spray it with plain water icon_smile.gif

jennifercullen Posted 16 Jun 2012 , 11:42pm

Thanks for the tips icon_smile.gif think I'll give it a miss then. The iron is a great idea! I don't have an airbrush yet :/ they really intimidate me for some reason. Think I'll Dave my money and invest in one of those instead!

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