i need a black shiney bow for an upcomming cake..can anyone tell me how to make my fondant/gumpaste bow stay shiney??ive done the steam on it and it doest seem to stay shiney..am i doing somthing wrong??is there another technique i can possibly use without banging my head on the wall??
I have heard some people say they use spray Butter Pam. I sometimes brush vanilla on. It takes a while to soak in and leaves a bit of a sheen, but probably not as shiny as what you are looking for.
confectioners glasze is the best shine ever.
steam or rubbing/ spraying on fat will work too, not as well.
I rub some shortening on mine to get them shiny and it stays that way. But you have to watch your fingers smudging it.
i will have to try these ideas! thanks..
You might try a clear piping gel. I've tried coating with crisco, Pam and the like, but it absorbs to a sheen,not a shine.
I saw on Fabulous Cakes they spray vegetable oil in a squirt bottle to give it sheen. I haven't tried it but it might be worth a try