Big Breakfast Cake

Decorating By Filey Cakes Updated 8 Jun 2014 , 2:32pm by cakesrock

Filey Cakes Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 7:51am
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AHi everyone, I'm wanting to do a full English breakfast as a cake for Father's day (UK) Mostly I want to know how to make things look shiny/greasy. I know professionals have proper steamers which makes fondant stay shiny, but any ideas of how I can achieve that without a professional steamer. Would painting on fondant with something like glycerin or glucose work? Would that ruin the fondant? I don't even really know where to begin so ANY tips on making it right are much appreciated! Sausages, eggs & bacon I think look easy enough, but mushrooms, baked beans etc baffle me a bit so any ideas or advice would be very welcome & gratefully received! Thanks everyone!

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cazza1 Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 7:53am
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You can steam with your iron if it puts out a reasonable amount of steam and doesn't spit.  I have done this.  It will only stay shiny for a couple of hour though so you might want to do it just before serving.

Filey Cakes Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 8:03am
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AThanks so much, my iron is fairly new & wasn't a cheap one so I'll try that! I considered a wallpaper stripper, the basically throw out steam but they also spit a bit, or at least mine does. I'll do a test with my iron! Thanks so much!

cakesrock Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 2:32pm
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I have used shortening to shine things up, but I also have a clear spray glaze that I purchased from Global Sugar art. It works great! I used it on the eggs on my breakfast cake... (it's in my photos) and on other cakes that were painted and I didn't want to rub something on. I have also painted on confectioner's glaze- it works well for things like wine bottles.

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