I'm working on making a black fondant shoe for a cake that MUST be finished by tomorrow, but the black is really dull. When I started it was very, very black but now it almost looks gray. How I can get the color back to black or even a little more shiny without taking apart the shoe and starting over?
rub some shortening on it??
When you're finished you could "paint" it with a little food coloring and some alcohol... I hope that helps a little.
Yea... your best bet would be to paint it like the poster above noted.. Or you could always try (even thought I hate this technique) steaming the cake. That would shine it up!
I've seen something like pam being sprayed on a finished cake to give it a shine.
Thank you so much for all of your suggestions! I tested them all and each gave the fondant a shine and darkened it a little.. the shoe looks so much better now!
We used confectioners glaze , when i took a high heel shoe class the other week. I love it. You can dilute it , so i wasn,t thick. I use it a lot on g/p leaves ,etc. hth