Shiny Fondant

Decorating By Mommycakes52 Updated 31 Aug 2009 , 12:08am by tanyascakes

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Mommycakes52 Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 11:04pm
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How do I get a shiny,polished look to my fondant? I am new to cake decorating and see some pics with very shiny, polished look. How do you do that?

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Caths_Cakes Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 11:12pm
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you can try misting the cake with some vodka (best to use an airbrush or a very fine mister). But dont touch the cake untill its completey dry otherwise you will leave fingerprints! some people like to steam there cakes, again just a very light steam, it seems to bring the vibrancy in the colour of the fondant out

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Texas_Rose Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 11:13pm
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There are different ways to do it.

You can steam it with a clothes steamer, or use an airbrush to spray it with vodka or a shimmer color...

Or if you're like me and don't have either of those things, you can paint it with vodka and a paintbrush or basting brush, or add a bit of color to the vodka and then paint it, for a vivid, bold look. You can also rub a bit of crisco over the surface and it will stay shiny for a while.

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kjt Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 11:41pm
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Hi Mommycakes53 and welcome to CC!

I steam my fondant figures/accents/cakes to give them that "polished" finish.
HTH icon_wink.gif

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xstitcher Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 11:44pm
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What Texas_Rose said! icon_biggrin.gif

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tanyascakes Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 12:08am
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You know I also heard that confectioner's glaze makes it shiny, too. This can be found in most cake supply stores! HTH!!!

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