Experienced Wine Bottle Cake Makers, How Do You Get Fondant So Shiny?

Decorating By doramoreno62 Updated 28 Apr 2014 , 3:50pm by savannahquinn

doramoreno62 Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 2:39am
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I need to make the ole "wine bottle in a crate" cake. How do I make the bottle look shiny like glass? It will be a red wine if that matters.

Also, what color do I tint the fondant? I know the real wine bottle is green but filled with red wine, the bottle looks very dark. What color is that??

Thanks for the help!

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doramoreno62 Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 8:13pm
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Never mind. I figured it out.

savannahquinn Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 8:24pm
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LOL if you found a good link please share!!! thx

doramoreno62 Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 10:08pm
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Well since no one replied to my post, I accidentally figured it out. I made the bottle from dark green gumpaste by laying it over a real bottle, trimming it and letting dry. Once dry I painted it with dark brown airbrush paint and it just dried shiny! Here is the finished product if you want to take a look



britgirl1999 Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 10:31pm
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AI read that steam makes it shiny too for those that don't have an airbrush :)

doramoreno62 Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 10:40pm
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I have a steamer (haven't used it yet)  but Since I used a paint brush to paint on the airbrush color, I was afraid it would make it drip!

britgirl1999 Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 10:56pm
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AAh ok, I've never used steam either, if you try it let me know if it works, I'm new myself to all these techniques :) the bottle looks awesome so the airbrush color worked, so that's good to know.

Alfiesmom Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 11:09pm
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For future reference, you can always spray (lightly) with Pam to get that shiny look

britgirl1999 Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 11:11pm
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AI didn't even think of that lol, thanks for the tip

ittybittybakery Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 3:28pm
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your bottle is great and the color looks almost black in the picture.  Do you think the green fondant plus brown painting over it is worth all the effort, or can I get away with just using black fondant (for red wne?). 

savannahquinn Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 3:50pm
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AI rub with crisc

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