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Making fondant shiny.

post #1 of 28
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Hello everyone. This is the first time I'm doing this so I hope its right. I need to know how to make the fondant shiny. Can anyone help me?
post #2 of 28
Hi...after covering your cake with the fondant, (I take it this is when you want it shiny?) take a paper towel, and very lightly apply some crisco to the fondant....Just lightly enough to give it a sheen....Brownie
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post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thank you
post #4 of 28
oh thanks i was looking for a new way , thanks
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my hobbies CAKE decorating , mother of 1 with a full life lol . never a dull moment when im around lol.
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post #5 of 28
Just spray it with Pam and even it out with a soft paintbrush.

Easy peasy.
~ Sherri
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~ Sherri
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post #6 of 28
I had this question once and I got the advice to let a little steam hit it and it worked. It gave it that real shine you see on cakes. PS it begins to shine quickly so dont get too close with the steam. just the mere sense of the steam near it causes the shine.
post #7 of 28
What do you use to get the steam?
post #8 of 28
If you are wanting a really shiny effect you can brush piping gel onto it . icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 28
Depending on how much you need for steam, a hand hold steamer they advertise for cleaning would get it done.

If you need big stuff for a business, I would look at floor steamers that have extensions and other paraphernalia.

My little hand hold does the job on 5 tiers. Gum paste, I just use the tea kettle.
MaryAnn, aka Gomo
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post #10 of 28
applying shortning is a neat trick! thanks Brownie1954
post #11 of 28
Does the shininess last when you use a steamer? I think I've read responses from people that say it turns dull again after a day once you've steamed it.
post #12 of 28
some 'shimmer' dusts when mixed with clear alcohol (vodka, clear vanilla extract,) add only shine... Especially if you use a white or pearl.. the cheaper the shimmer dust, it'll probably work as a 'shiner' rather than a 'shimmier' (haha).
post #13 of 28
Here's a cake I did last weekend with Pam on it for shininess. The mother of the groom said that people couldn't stop talking about the logos (edible images), the shininess, or the fact that it was life-size (the armspam was 2.5 feet across). LOL
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post #14 of 28
wow! that really is shinyCakepro!
post #15 of 28
WowWowzers! So cool. What kind of Pam? Can you use a generic? DO you have to worry about colors running? Does it make the fondant taste wierd? If your fondant doesn't tast wierd already? haha- MIne is yummy. UMmmmm...what else can I ask?
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