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Shiny Fondant?

post #1 of 11
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Hey, i am sure i seen a post recently but i cant seem to find it.

I am looking for tips on how to make a cake have a shiny look to it, i've tried the shortening but it never works, just seeps in and goes matt again.
post #2 of 11
Try using a steamer. It's really easy and it leaves a very nice shine. Here's a link to my latest cake, and my 1st time using a steamer!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1554390

hth
post #3 of 11
I was going to suggest using a steamer, but then came back after surfing the net for you and saw the post. However, I found something very interesting online, so go to: http://thesugarlane.com/2008/07/17/making-your-fondant-look-shiny/
post #4 of 11
Spray Pam (canola oil), evened out with a paintbrush.

Here's the last cake I did using that technique. It also whisks off all traces of cornstarch and powdered sugar, and really brings out the colors quite richly.
LL
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post #5 of 11
i dont have a steamer so what i use is a damp paint brush.
i've gone crazy~ but it keeps me from going insane! heheheh
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i've gone crazy~ but it keeps me from going insane! heheheh
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post #6 of 11
I use the steamer, got mine at walmart noy a bad price. But will have to try the pam spray. thanks for the ideal
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post #7 of 11
i do like the pam spray idea. would still love to get a steamer though
i've gone crazy~ but it keeps me from going insane! heheheh
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i've gone crazy~ but it keeps me from going insane! heheheh
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post #8 of 11
Will the Pam Spray give the fondant a different taste? Just a pondering thought>>
post #9 of 11
Would the pam spray leave a buttery residue?? You know like if you spray too much in your pan it's super buttery....could that happen to the outside of your cake if you spray too much???
post #10 of 11
I have heard if you dont have a steamer to use an iron that has steaming capabilities and just hold it up so the steam is directed at the item needing the steam.....HTH
debbie
post #11 of 11
Original spray Pam does not alter the taste of the fondant at all. You don't use the butter-flavored Pam. You spray a very light spray and then use a soft paintbrush to even it all out. Using a paintbrush is important.
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