Question About Using A Steamer On Mmf

Decorating By Periperi Updated 31 May 2011 , 9:54pm by kendra_83

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Periperi Posted 15 May 2011 , 11:46pm
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A few days ago I made an electric guitar cake for a friend's son. I borrowed a clothing steamer trying to get the guitar to look glossy. I used the steamer 3 times and each time it looked glossy for a few min and then started to dry. (I posted a pic of the cake in my account) The cake looked great, just wish it would've kept it's shine. I used homemade MMF. Is there some trick that I'm missing? Thanks!

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kristiemarie Posted 16 May 2011 , 3:02pm
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It seems to do that to me too. It will stay shiny for about 8 hours or so but then becomes dull again.

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luckyblueeye Posted 18 May 2011 , 2:26pm
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Periperi, I brush on a very thin layer of shortening on my decorations and they keep the shine. The steamer didn't work for me either. It sets the color (petal dust etc) but the shine didn't last.

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ajwonka Posted 24 May 2011 , 10:44pm
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That cake is outstanding - shiny or not!

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metria Posted 24 May 2011 , 10:58pm
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i'm not convinced the type of fondant matters. i think it depends on your environment. when i steam fondant it doesn't stay shiny for more than a couple hours.

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kendra_83 Posted 31 May 2011 , 9:54pm
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I would rub with shortening or brush with vegetable oil next time.

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