Help? Shiny Fondant?

Decorating By catlharper Updated 29 Aug 2009 , 8:55pm by kakedreamer1212

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catlharper Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 8:43pm
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For the first time I would love for my fondant to be shiny on the cake. I've seen on tv where they steam the fondant and it turns shiny but how does a home baker achieve this? The cake is for tomorrow so hopefully someone can help?


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Texas_Rose Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 8:45pm
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Some people use a clothes steamer.

If you don't have one, you can rub a little crisco over the fondant, or paint it with vodka. The vodka all evaporates so you don't have an alcoholic cake, but it melts the surface of the fondant just enough to make it smooth and shiny.

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Kiddiekakes Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 8:46pm
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You can use a kettle and gently steam it..I also have heard members use stand up clothes steamer like the kind you see in a dept store.

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kakedreamer1212 Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 8:55pm
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I paint it with Vodka and a small bit of gel color.

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