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post #16 of 59
I just rub around it with the palm of my hand VERY GENTLY!! I just posted one in black it looks like plastic. Good luck!
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post #17 of 59
Confectioner's Glaze it what I used on my Wine bottle cake. http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/mini.aspx?T=2&SubCatId=778
post #18 of 59
Wow Your wine bottle cake looks amazing! Do you brush the glaze on full strength? How long do you let the fondant dry before you apply the glaze? Thanks
Becky
post #19 of 59
Thanks Becklynn. Yes, I apply full strength with a paint brush and there really is no drying time for the fondant before applying. It's the last step I do.
post #20 of 59
I use crisco but, always use a paper towel to rub it in. Also, using black food coloring mixed with water and painted on give a great effect-shinier than crisco icon_biggrin.gif
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post #21 of 59
to get it really shiny you use clear pipping gel but if just want a nice sheen i use apricot jam diluted in boiling water work really well! just try not to touch it once it is coated in the fondant as the shine will remain slightly sticky and your finger prints will mark on it, but if this does happen just paint a bit more over the spot and it will blend
post #22 of 59
This is some great information! Thanks for sharing.
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post #23 of 59
Just curious as to what method worked well for the Phone cake. Thanks.
post #24 of 59
i saw on the ultimate cake challenge that a contestant/challenger used a small ball of fondant and rubbed that over the fondant you want shiny-i've also seen buddy on cake boss use steam a lot. steam would be faster i think. let us know how it all turns out and good luck!
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post #25 of 59
For super quick try Pam spray. A little wiping to even the shine.
post #26 of 59
The left one is the nonsteamed bag. The right one I steamed with a garmet steamer. Took like 5 seconds!! It's great!
LL
post #27 of 59
Buddy from Cake Boss_TLC Show... Always steams his cakes and they come out super shiny!!!
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post #28 of 59
Another vote for steaming! I've started steaming almost all of my cakes to quickly clean off the stray powdered sugar. Some cakes, like my recent Mickey cake get steamed a little longer to help make the colors pop and shine. The red and black were dull pre-steam - after steaming his ears were really shiny and red looked great.

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post #29 of 59
I've done the shortening method and it looks great but after awhile it dulls quite a bit, not back to what it was before but def not as shiny. The scarecrow in my pics was shortening rubbed and was SUPER shiny but you can see it now.
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post #30 of 59
Can you steam chocolate fondant, or will it melt?
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