Shinny Black Fondant

Decorating By Gmomof2 Updated 11 Jul 2018 , 4:03pm by -K8memphis

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Gmomof2 Posted 10 Jul 2018 , 8:19pm
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I'm trying to get my black fondant decorations to look shiny. I tried piping gel but it remains to tachy.  What else can I use


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ypierce82 Posted 10 Jul 2018 , 8:57pm
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You can steam them. I boil a pot of water, then run my decos through the steam a couple of times. Don't hold them there or they will melt 

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-K8memphis Posted 10 Jul 2018 , 9:24pm
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gum arabic + water brushed on -- shines like crazy --

you can dissolve flake glitter because it is made of gum arabic or buy gum arabic online or at a cake deco store -- coupla bucks


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jchuck Posted 10 Jul 2018 , 9:52pm
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I make a glaze of 4 parts alcohol 1 part corn syrup. 1 tablespoon corn syrup/4 tablespoons alcohol. It is a bit tacky, but usually dries in 24 hours. Looks lovely and shiny.

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Gmomof2 Posted 10 Jul 2018 , 11:04pm
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Thanks soo much. I'm going out to buy some vodka and try it.


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Gmomof2 Posted 10 Jul 2018 , 11:11pm
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 I'm making a starburst and other items too small to hold over steam. I truly appreciate everyone's quick and helpful solutions.

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SandraSmiley Posted 10 Jul 2018 , 11:47pm
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I have used the corn syrup/vodka mixture and it is pretty and shiny and it does dry, eventually, but I have had a lot of trouble getting it to mix, so my results are spotty.  I used 50-50.  Maybe that was my problem.

Now I use confectioner's glaze and it works a charm.  I need to find gum arabic!

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Jul 2018 , 3:28pm
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wow so many kinds of flake glitter nowadays -- it used to only be made with gum Arabic -- gotta check labels now --

https://www.globalsugarart.com/gum-arabic-2-ounces-by-ck.html

four bucks -- easy peasy - local stores have it too

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Jul 2018 , 3:33pm
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-K8memphis Posted 11 Jul 2018 , 4:03pm
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dries well too

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