How Do I Make Fondant "shiny" Like A Car?

Decorating By flourgrl Updated 19 Jun 2006 , 4:52am by Hula_girl3

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flourgrl Posted 17 Jun 2006 , 5:07pm
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THink this is my first time asking a question:
I have to make a Ferrari for next week. It will be covered in red fondant, and I wanted to know if there is some way to make a "glaze" to provide a shine to the car in order to make it look more car like.
Any information would be much appreciated.

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dodibug Posted 17 Jun 2006 , 5:13pm
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First, just checked out your site. Your cakes are amazing!!!

I know when i use mmf if I rub it a bit it gives it more of a shine. I wonder if you could use a just a bit of silver luster dust, a light coat, if that would give you a nice effect. I can't think of what might give a glaze look without breaking the fondant down. Hmmmmm....

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gakali Posted 17 Jun 2006 , 5:24pm
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There's a photo posted of a baby cake which is made of MMF and it is super shiny. You might want to try e-mailing her (mamacc) and asking her how she did it. The link to that pic is:

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blessing Posted 17 Jun 2006 , 5:32pm
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try using pure vegetable shortening but you hav to increase your
gum.It heiped me sometime.GOOdluck

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angelak Posted 19 Jun 2006 , 2:05am
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I did a search for edible varnish and found a couple of recipes. One with gelatin, water, and liquid glucose. I haven't tried them yet but it may be what your looking for.

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Claudine1976 Posted 19 Jun 2006 , 2:16am
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On tv somebody used piping gel to make the yolk on a fry egg cake extra shinny...maybe you can try that, if you add too much crisco your fondant is going to change a bit, and brake easily

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Hula_girl3 Posted 19 Jun 2006 , 4:52am
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Fantastic Cakes, great work!!

When I would make cars, usually red ones, I would mix poppy red petal dust with a bit of Red Red from CK gel colors and then mix a bit of vodka to thin it out and brush or spray it on with a airbrush. The gel color combined with the vodka usually tended to leave the cars with the freshly washed car look, I added the petal dust only to get the desired color.

You can also use a food laquere, I've used spray ones and brushed on ones but they all result in a nice sheen.

If you go with the laquere you'll need to use a nice wide and thick brush and then clean it with some kind of paint brush cleaner or else you'll ruin the brush.

Good luck, I'm sure it will look great!

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