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post #31 of 59
you can make an edible varnish using 50% vodka and 50% corn syrup mixed together. I used it on my poinsettia and was very happy with the results.
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post #32 of 59
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-628399-.html

here's a post I did a while back, it has some good info!

when you use steam, once it dries, does the shine go away? If so how long do you have??
post #33 of 59
Hello from Greece.Would yoy tell me how we steam fondant?I am new and i would like some infromation.Thanks a lot!
post #34 of 59
shhh.gif OK SO JUST KEEP IN MIND THE SECRETS OF THE KITCHEN, LIKE MOST OF OUR GRANDPARENTS WOULD SAY. LOL SO I TOLD A FRIEND OF MINE THAT I USED CRISCO SHORTENING TO MAKE THE FONDANT SHINNY FOR THE CAKE THAT SHE ASKED ME TO MAKE FOR HER GOOD BYE PARTY. SHE TURNS AROUND AND SAYS TO ME YUCK I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT U ACTUALLY PUT THAT ON MY CAKE AND I AET IT!!! WE THEN STARTED LAUGHING..... SO, YES IT WORKS FINE! AND BEST OF ALL PEOPLE CANT EVEN TASTE IT BECAUSE THE FLAVOR OF THE CAKE ITSELF WILL CONFUSE UR TONGUE. LOL
post #35 of 59
I too have used the steaming method. It does work well but do be careful when steaming, make sure to not put steam to close to cake. It will cause it to be sticky and it will run if not careful.
post #36 of 59
I have also used spray vegetable oil (Pam) with success. I would just recommend that you make sure the tip is not clogged ahead of time and spray from high (12" +) above the cake so that you get even coverage.
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post #37 of 59
Fantastic information, everyone. Love these forums and that all are so willing to help! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #38 of 59
Will the steam method also work with a gumpaste/fondant mix?
TIA!
Cathy
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post #39 of 59
On Ace of Cakes, they use steam to make their fondant shiny. I havnt tried it yet, but plan to! It looks like it works for them!!

I would just take my iron and use the steam button...
post #40 of 59
I think I'm going to try the PAM and steam method (separately)just to see what happens...I have a garment steamer and see how it goes...thanks!
Cathy
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post #41 of 59
Airbrush it with vodka, works great everytime
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post #42 of 59
I just did this - used my steam iron and held it above the cake - worked perfectly!
post #43 of 59
I start making cakes just few months ago and registerred here just yesterday and can't stop reading... Loved all this informations about shiny cakesicon_smile.gif Im making a cake for st Patrick's day and have a feeling its going to be steamed nice and shiny icon_smile.gif Cant wait to try it! icon_biggrin.gif
post #44 of 59
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Originally Posted by diamonds-and-rust

Will the steam method also work with a gumpaste/fondant mix?
TIA!
Cathy



YES! The 50/50 gum paste/fondant flowers here ( http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1963578 ) were steamed individually. The swan was dusted with pearl dust and not steamed and you can really see the difference.

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post #45 of 59
Alternatively, the pieces here were painted with vodka mixed with gel colors and petal dusts ( http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1967733 )

deborahanne

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http://grandmasugarskitchen.blogspot.com/
http://fromlinetocolor.blogspot.ca/

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