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post #31 of 47
Would this work with super peard dust? I have a bed cake to do and it is suppose to look like silk sheets on it. I plan to paint it with super pearl dust for a shiney effect but would like it to really shine. Do you steam on painted or just dusted surfaces?
post #32 of 47
I had painted my cake board fondant with super pearl and lemon extract for the wedding and it was a really nice, not dry finish. Of course, after a weekend in the fridge, it was very smooth and shiny, but the pearl was not quite as even -hard to tell though because the base was marred by the kitchen people. I would test a small piece with the pearl, extract or vodka and the steam for your "silk bed sheet", then also try with just dry dusting and steam. It might change after a day or two of drying as someone said earlier.
post #33 of 47
Hi all. Does this technique only work with dusts and powders or will it make plain fondant shine?
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post #34 of 47
On the episode of cake boss the pp are talking about it was just plain fondant that he steamed. It was a black xbox and when he was done it was soooo shiny. Cant wait to try this!
post #35 of 47
I agree the bunny did look kinda wierd. That said, I looove the show. I work with my sister too, so I know how that can be. LOL icon_wink.gif
post #36 of 47
I lightly steam all my fondant cakes with a small hand held clothes steamer. It does set colors, shimmer dusts and petal dusts nicely. It does dry but it still has a nice finish. I pass it all over the cake once and pretty quickly. HTH
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post #37 of 47
BTW when you steam black or dark color fondant , it does look very shiny when you steam it but it does dry and does not remain that shiny.. Just so you know.
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post #38 of 47
If I have a buttercream iced cake with Fondant accents, can I steam them? Or will it do something weird to the buttercream? Thanks!
post #39 of 47
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Originally Posted by madgeowens

On Monday night he steamed with a garment steamer and his fondant stayed shiny because I saw it later in the show when he gave it to the relative...I can hardly wait to try it....he used a hand steamer and did not hold it near the fondant lomng at all...that show will be repeated Monday night at 10 30



I tested it out. The fondant will stay shiny while it's wet, which is for a good couple of hours but once it's dry it loses the shine. So I would steam the cake just before it's delivered. I like the idea of using steam to get rid of powdered sugar cause it was always a problem for me on dark colours.
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post #40 of 47
I used an iron that had a steam feature. Just held the iron away from it and pushed the steam button. Worked like a charm to make the fondant shiney.
post #41 of 47
My cake decoration teacher showed us to use boiled kettle to steam flower, only a few second, amazing effect.

But my question is how to steam a whole cake without a hand steamer? I am wondering my iron which has steam function, but it leaks water drops sometimes.... So I am not sure it will work... Any ideas?
post #42 of 47

I use a small handheld steamer.

 

However I prefer airbrush my fondant cake with a mixture of vodka and light corn syrup.

post #43 of 47

Steaming gives it a "shiny" finish...I heard you could use an iron on the "steam" setting...

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post #44 of 47

I have a small clothes dryer steamer. This trick is nice to know in case I ever do a fondant cake. So far no one I know likes fondant!! They all prefer buttercream. One day when I make a cake just for me I will try this with fondant and see how it turns out!! Thanks for the tip!!
 

post #45 of 47

Hi guys..

I use my pressure coocker to steam mine.I watch the cake boss episodes and saw him using one hand held one, But I get great results even usung the kettle..Hope it helps

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