I like to steam my fondant. I like the shine, or at least it being less dull after steaming. I bought the Conair handheld wand type steamer- works GREAT- NO DRIPPING, like others I tried. About $30 from Target.
Anyway- for this cake- it's an early am delivery. I have my bow made and dry. It's Thursday and delivery is Saturday am. Should I steam it now? Will the dullness stay away? I haven't done it with gum paste only fondant.
Thanks for your advice.
This is a good question and I am also interested in knowing this. I hope you get a response.
So, I did it a few hrs later. Turned out great. Using gum paste this time, not fondant. Looked so much better- not dull , not shiny, even 2 days later when I put them on the cake.
I also did a test piece of gumpaste, steamed it and put int he refrigerator. That too was fine. So I was confident to put my cake in the refrigerator ( cream cheese frosting) that had 2 ribbons of gumpaste across it. It was fine the next morning as were the decorations that I left out.
Another interesting event- I need to repair a gumpaste baby's head that was dented- I made it over a week ago. I took out the smallest piece of skin tone gumpaste, wet it slightly and smooth it into the dent last night. The dent filled but it wasn't smooth enough. This am, I steamed it before I put on the cake and it looked great, but the time it dried ( with a little assist from a portable fan). Almost perfect smoothness, Met my standards to put on the cake.
Good luck and steam away. Love it.