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
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
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
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.
Thanks soo much. I'm going out to buy some vodka and try it.
I'm making a starburst and other items too small to hold over steam. I truly appreciate everyone's quick and helpful solutions.
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!
wow so many kinds of flake glitter nowadays -- it used to only be made with gum Arabic -- gotta check labels now --
four bucks -- easy peasy - local stores have it too
well I finally found some in England -- but at least it's somewhere these days hahahaha
dries well too