How To Make Fondant Look Shiney?

Decorating By janeoxo Updated 11 Mar 2010 , 3:47pm by leslie2748

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janeoxo Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 2:41pm
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Hi All

The effect I am after is a shiney plastic look.

Anyone got any ideas how to achieve this?



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Bettycrockermommy Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:29pm
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I have heard of people using a steamer to make the fondant shiny. You could also just rub a bit of shortening onto the fondant to get a shiny look. Good Luck!!

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leslie2748 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:47pm
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Two ways I know of:

Brush on clear piping gel....TONS of shine but it does stay tacky...I did this on my fish and looked awesome, just don't touch it.

I have read that spraying Pam on it and then brushing it in works like a charm? It's all over the internet, but I've never tried this.

There are edible Pearl Sprays you can buy for $10, www . countrykitchensa . com has it. That would be pretty.

I use a steamer, but it does not end up super shiny, just smoother... HTH!

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