this maybe a stupid question but I am new to this... What do you spray on the fondanted cake when you are all done to get the nice sheen? I noticed on Ace of Cakes they always seem to spray something that gets the dullness off and any cornstarch (or what ever they use to roll the fondant out.)
vodka with an airbrush or lightly dampened new paintbrush
Just be caeful with the vodka. I used it to take the dust off of a football for a grooms cake, and it became very very shiny.Maybe it was just a fluke, but It didn't look like a "real football. Sometomes I use piping gel or just a little crisco.
Thank you, I had always wondered about the same thing. But they "spray"it, would it be the same, vodka? or something else they buy ready to use?
Just rubbing it w/your hands will also give a slight shine.
I don't remember seeing them spay anything but color on the cakes.
You can get a steam 'machine'......I saw one of the contestants on a recent Food Network show use that. They are usually sold for taking wrinkles out of clothes.
You can also purchase cans of spray on lustre dust in pearl, gold, silver.....and other shiny colors too. Handy for those of us without an air brush.
Kakelady, excuse the question again but: what is the purpose of the steam?
I've wondered about this too. I've used the vodka method before, and it is good for cleaning off the cornstarch, but I never really felt it did much to make the cake look "shiny". Maybe i'm being too light with it.
The "steam" or water will makes it shiny. "vodka" shouldn't unless you use alot or it's mixed with water, check who's been in the house. lol
if you're talking about Duff spraying it.........he's a glitter freak lol he puts pearl airbrush color on EVERYTHING!! At least everytime I see him spraying a cake that's what he appears to be doing. He's always saying the more sparkles, the better....so I just figured it was shimmer spray.