How do you get fondant this shiny? I've seen people say steam it. How do you do that?
I've seen decorators use a fabric steamer on fondant to make it shiny. It seems to work pretty well too.
i bought a fabric steamer because i thought it would work to get the shiny look, im not sure if its because i use MMF but i didnt find that it worked that well...
The first time I saw it used was Buddy on KakeBoss (K for C to avoid a link). He uses 'regular' fondant, not MMF.
I have a small, handheld 'quickie' steamer. Doesn't work that well for fondant. It likes to spit the water, rather than gently extrude steam.
You can use one of those handheld fabric steamers, they work great for this effect
Thanks! You guys know everything!
Is that the only way to get that look?
You can brush the fondant with water to get it shiny.
I just tried the edible varnish from the recipe section. It worked really well on small pieces. I don't know about doing the whole cake or anything.
I'm such a dork! I just noticed I never posted the picture!
brushing the fondant with piping gel that has been watered down slightly also works well!! and it's usually very simple to do!!
That's a very cute cake sweet-thing, and you are right, the shiny fondant makes the cake here
Read all the comments, she said she used pam and a paintbrush to get it to shine. A cute cake for sure
I too use a steamer for shiny fondant. Thank you to Carlos for the great tip! I also use luster (or pearl) dust for a shimmer shine.
luster dust mixed with vodca and sprayed by my air brush never failed.
Thanks so much!
She hadn't responded to the comments when I asked. Would Pam make it greasy?
I've have a video and they show rubbing some crisco on the fondant.
check again, she did comment about 6 or 7 down hth