Help, Need To Make A Shiny Black

Decorating By maimai16 Updated 18 Jan 2013 , 1:40am by Julisa

maimai16 Posted 9 Jan 2013 , 5:28pm
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hi evryone :-)


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hope you could share some tips on how to make color black fondant shining, shimmering.  im not sure if this thread already exist, if it does hope someone could redirect me to it :


many thanks

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-K8memphis Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 2:38am
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if you mix a bit of gum arabic with water and brush it on black fondant it will be as shiney as patent leather


i had to dab on cocoa to dumb it down a bit on my vintage shoe dealio but it's very very shiney


buttons & toe are 'patent leather' in contrast to the rest of the shoe


might not be the best example picture but the method can hardly be topped for sheen



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here's an in process--see the shine even with the cocoa dabbed on

great shot of the trash can too--no extra charge :)

maimai16 Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 3:01am
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what is gum arabi?i havent seen one or i am just knowledgeable with it :

-K8memphis Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 3:11am
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sorry, my bad, shoulda explained that better


it's just a white powder, gum arabic, comes in a bottle like a mccormack spice jar--skinny little bottle with screw on lid


a few dollars can be picked up online, gsa, maybe sweetwise


just a cool ingredient to use


also makes edible glitter and strengthens royal icing

maimai16 Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 3:15am
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thank you for ur prompt reply. i  have to check if that is available locally here, i am from philippines. buying online might  not a good choice, the cake is due on sunday. thanks for your help k8memphis thumbs_up.gif

Julisa Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 3:50am
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AWould it work to shine up other colors of fondant/gumpaste as well?

imagenthatnj Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 4:08am
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It's also called "acacia gum"

-K8memphis Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 4:10am
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yes will work with other colors


hope all goes well, maimai16!!

Sabrina Cupid Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 1:06pm
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ABrushing the fondant with vodka will also make it shiny.

maimai16 Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 2:54pm
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heres the pic of my shiny black car . i deluted thesuper black ck food color to vodka and paint away :



thanks for the help ladies :

-K8memphis Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 4:03pm
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wow--awesome action packed cake--nice work



Sabrina Cupid Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 4:41pm
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AVery nice.... I like it :-)

Julisa Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 1:40am
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AVery cute cake! good work.

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