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?
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
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.
Hi Mommycakes53 and welcome to CC!
I steam my fondant figures/accents/cakes to give them that "polished" finish.
What Texas_Rose said!
You know I also heard that confectioner's glaze makes it shiny, too. This can be found in most cake supply stores! HTH!!!