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help, need to make a shiny black

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

hi evryone :-)

 

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hope you could share some tips on how to make color black fondant shining, shimmering.  im not sure if this thread already exist, if it does hope someone could redirect me to it :

 

many thanks

post #2 of 13

if you mix a bit of gum arabic with water and brush it on black fondant it will be as shiney as patent leather

 

i had to dab on cocoa to dumb it down a bit on my vintage shoe dealio but it's very very shiney

 

buttons & toe are 'patent leather' in contrast to the rest of the shoe

 

might not be the best example picture but the method can hardly be topped for sheen

 

 

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here's an in process--see the shine even with the cocoa dabbed on

great shot of the trash can too--no extra charge :)

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post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

what is gum arabi?i havent seen one or i am just knowledgeable with it :

post #4 of 13

sorry, my bad, shoulda explained that better

 

it's just a white powder, gum arabic, comes in a bottle like a mccormack spice jar--skinny little bottle with screw on lid

 

a few dollars can be picked up online, gsa, maybe sweetwise

 

just a cool ingredient to use

 

also makes edible glitter and strengthens royal icing

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post #5 of 13
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thank you for ur prompt reply. i  have to check if that is available locally here, i am from philippines. buying online might  not a good choice, the cake is due on sunday. thanks for your help k8memphis thumbs_up.gif

post #6 of 13
Would it work to shine up other colors of fondant/gumpaste as well?
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post #7 of 13

It's also called "acacia gum"
 

post #8 of 13

yes will work with other colors

 

hope all goes well, maimai16!!

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post #9 of 13
Brushing the fondant with vodka will also make it shiny.
post #10 of 13
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heres the pic of my shiny black car . i deluted thesuper black ck food color to vodka and paint away :

 

 

thanks for the help ladies :

post #11 of 13

wow--awesome action packed cake--nice work

 

rahhhr!!!!

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post #12 of 13
Very nice.... I like it icon_smile.gif
post #13 of 13
Very cute cake! good work.
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