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Experienced Wine bottle cake makers, how do you get fondant so shiny?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I need to make the ole "wine bottle in a crate" cake. How do I make the bottle look shiny like glass? It will be a red wine if that matters.

Also, what color do I tint the fondant? I know the real wine bottle is green but filled with red wine, the bottle looks very dark. What color is that??

Thanks for the help!

Dora Moreno
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post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 

Never mind. I figured it out.

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post #3 of 11

LOL if you found a good link please share!!! thx

post #4 of 11
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Well since no one replied to my post, I accidentally figured it out. I made the bottle from dark green gumpaste by laying it over a real bottle, trimming it and letting dry. Once dry I painted it with dark brown airbrush paint and it just dried shiny! Here is the finished product if you want to take a look

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/a/3394716/wine-bottle-in-a-crate

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post #5 of 11
I read that steam makes it shiny too for those that don't have an airbrush icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 11
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I have a steamer (haven't used it yet)  but Since I used a paint brush to paint on the airbrush color, I was afraid it would make it drip!

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post #7 of 11
Ah ok, I've never used steam either, if you try it let me know if it works, I'm new myself to all these techniques icon_smile.gif the bottle looks awesome so the airbrush color worked, so that's good to know.
post #8 of 11

For future reference, you can always spray (lightly) with Pam to get that shiny look

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post #9 of 11
I didn't even think of that lol, thanks for the tip
post #10 of 11

your bottle is great and the color looks almost black in the picture.  Do you think the green fondant plus brown painting over it is worth all the effort, or can I get away with just using black fondant (for red wne?). 

post #11 of 11
I rub with crisc
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