How To Cover A Cake With Fondant With A Clean And Shine Free Look

Decorating By Overboard Updated 24 Nov 2013 , 11:00pm by Overboard

Overboard Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 4:31pm
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I've done a lot of cakes and I like to use my steamer to make them shine. But now I want to do a cake without that but my fondant just never looks as perfect as I've seen others look. Do I blot it with cornstarch? Any suggestions?

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ddaigle Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 4:33pm
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Are you making your own fondant?  I use Fondx & Satin Ice and they have a matte finish. 

Overboard Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 11:51pm
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Yes Ma'am, I make my own with Marshmallows.

AZCouture Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 11:57pm
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AShow us an example of what you're trying to fix, if you can.

Overboard Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 5:20am
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 This one isn't as shiny as they normally are, but it still doesn't look at matted and clean as I've seen others.

ddaigle Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 12:35pm
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When I started out, I made my own MMF.    I remember it being shiny...which I didn't mind.    The commercial stuff has a more matte finish.    Not sure how to matte down MMF.   Maybe someone who uses it can help you.

Overboard Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 1:37pm
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Thank you, I'm sure it's the Crisco. Appreciate the assistance :-).

nadizm Posted 18 Nov 2013 , 8:36pm
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I began to mix my own MMF with Satin Ice. This cuts down on the cost, gives me the matte finish I love and has a workable consistency. Also, I barely use Crisco - I only use it to coat my hands, the bowl and utensil(s). I use powdered sugar to roll out my fondant. Hopefully this helps. :) 

morganchampagne Posted 19 Nov 2013 , 6:36am
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AI use mmf and its never shiny.....are you rolling out your fondant on shortening? I think that could be a problem...I use cornstarch to roll it out...

Daisyblue002 Posted 19 Nov 2013 , 12:39pm
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Are you rolling out on 'The Mat'? That has given my cakes a shiny surface sometimes.

miniflowercake Posted 20 Nov 2013 , 10:17pm
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I use marshmallow fondant and I've noticed when I roll out the fondant with Crisco, it gets a really shiny look. I use cornstarch and parchment paper, and that works well for me. 


HTH! :grin:

Overboard Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 11:00pm
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AThank you all for the info. I only use CRISCO in my MMF recipe, I use cornstarch now to tone down the shine. I use to buy Satin Ice but I prefer the cost and taste of mine better

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