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post #1 of 21
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Hi-
I am doing a bowling alley cake and am wondering how to make the lanes (which will be fondant) look "laquered" or super glossy. I am considering a ligt dressing of crisco, or corn syrup-Any suggestions? Thank you!
post #2 of 21
the crisco might work i have wonderd the same thing
post #3 of 21
i would go with the corn syrup as crisco would not taste good.......
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post #4 of 21
not seen anyone use corn syrup. crisco works, you only need the tiniest bit so its not noticeable, but eventually it will get absorbed back in.
you could use confectioners glaze, it gives the best shine.
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post #5 of 21
You could use Confectioners' Sugar Glaze.
post #6 of 21
A girl I know that does amazing cakes told our cake club that she used Pam Cooking spray on her fondant to get that laquered look. I've never tried it, but her cakes that she used it on look awesome!

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post #7 of 21
my cookbook says to use olive oil spray
post #8 of 21
I use pam spray to take off all the powdered sugar but it does absorb into the fondant and it doesnt have the super glossy shine that you are looking for. I used corn syrup on my ashtray in my photos, let me see if I can put the photo in here:
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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by kissmekate

Hi-
I am doing a bowling alley cake and am wondering how to make the lanes (which will be fondant) look "laquered" or super glossy. I am considering a ligt dressing of crisco, or corn syrup-Any suggestions? Thank you!



White fondant designed to look like a wood floor then concentrated icing coloring (brown) mixed with vodka to create a stain. Brush onto detailed white fondant to create a laquered wooden floor design. See the attached photos of what I have done.
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post #10 of 21
Other views of wood finishes I've created by using that technique:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=81212

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1268870

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1209803

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=82918
post #11 of 21
I did a fondant covered board once to make a wood floor and I think all I did was use concentrated brown and paint it on with gin after creating grain lines with a toothpick.

I'm not sure I would use corn syrup. I think it would have a tendency to stay tacky. I tried it once but put it directly onto the foil covering the cake board. Maybe it would be different on fondant.

Anyone use piping gel? I've never worked with that stuff so I can't comment on its effectiveness.

If you're up for experimenting, you could dissolve some clear gelatin and try painting that on. I have no idea if it works.
post #12 of 21
I use clear vanilla mixed with icing color gel. It always dries with a shine.
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post #13 of 21
There's a recipe on here for edible varnish made from clear jello, etc. You brush it on when it is warm. It keeps for many weeks in an airtight container. I used it for the floorboards on a backpack cake it it looked great! Try that. Good luck
post #14 of 21
the jello method sounds like a good idea, unless of course it starts to sweat which will melt the fondant since jello is 99% H2O. i used loooots of crisco on a cake the other day because my fondant was being funky and it all absorbed into the cake within a hour or so, which is what i wanted, but i don't think it would work for what you want. a clear sheet of candy also sounds like a good idea. good luck!
post #15 of 21
A little off the subject....sorry. CakesUnleashed...FABULOUS CAKES. Do you have any tutorials on you tube or anything. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ducks with running water!! HOW DID YOU DO THAT?!!!!
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