How Do I Get The Polish Look Of Wood?

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willows Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 6:25pm
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I am in the middle of creating a statue mounted on a wood block. For the block I marbled a few shades of brown and covered the base. However I saw on here somewhere where the person used a spray to get a glossy look or "polished" look to there cake. I think she said she used corn syrup and water in a spray bottle. Does anyone know a bout this technique. I don't want to ruin my cake before I try it.


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EvMarie Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 6:45pm
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Willows - we must be esp'ing each other...I just posted the same question for a gumpaste flower. I wanted it shiny.

I did see that somewhere about corn syrup & something????

We should check each others posts just in case our post doesn't get answered. icon_smile.gif

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caferock05 Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 7:28pm
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When I made a beer mug cake that was on a "wooden" cake base, I also wanted the glossy effect to look like varnish.. so after I made my grooves with a fondant tool and designs for the wood, I dyed some piping gel brown (my fondant was light tan and I wanted a darker color so i went darker on the "varnish") and i applied it with paper towel, but I am sure you can use a brush also. I really liked the end result.

That corn syrup and spray bottle seems cool. I would like to know about that icon_smile.gif

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sillywabbitz Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 10:13pm
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Corn syrup and vodka is what I use. Water makes thing a but sticky and takes longer to dry. I painted it in my wine bottle and spritzer it on my turkey cake. In both case I dissolved the color in the vodka before adding the syrup. Both cakes are in my pics.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 10:47pm
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I've used confectioners glaze, but not so much on anything that's to be eaten (although it is considered edible.)

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madgeowens Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 11:34pm
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cake shows they steam things for shine....also I saw them on cake alchemy today spraying with a can that looked like pam spray lol...I dont know what it was she called it laquer I think??no clue...corn syrup is sticky....if you use that I would think you couldnt go back over it with out messing it up so be careful...cant wait to see pics

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chanielisalevy Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 4:32pm
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paint with piping gel and a paintbrush - will dry but stay shiny. Or paint on Pam with a paintbrush - spray onto a plate, then paint on the fondant from the plate...very shiny

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sillywabbitz Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 5:24pm
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Chanie, What brand of piping gel do you use? My piping gel NEVER dries. Like I ever...I've done a few things with it and it always stays stickyicon_sad.gif Any tips would be great.


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leafO Posted 4 Dec 2010 , 12:31am
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There is a spray on glaze that comes in a can that you could use. I have used cornsyrup and water but it takes quite a long time to dry. I think I would go with corn syrup and vodka next time so it dries faster. I just paint it on with a brush icon_smile.gif

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chanielisalevy Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 2:29am
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I use Wilton's piping gel and it dries pretty quickly.

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Debi2 Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 3:50pm
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I saw them use an edible spray varnish on Amazing Cakes the other night. I'm guessing you would have to order it online unless you have a really good cake supply store in your area.

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