What can I use to make my fondant shiny?
Method 1: Eggs whites are a great way to shine up your fondant, and they usually dry within 2 hours if you need a quick shiny fix. Method 2: Add 1 part vodka, and 1 part corn syrup. You will need a brush to paint this mixture onto your fondant with a very thin layer, so it has a better chance of drying well.
What are the little silver balls on cakes called?
Sugar Pearls are hard candy pearls that are used in varying methods to decorate cakes, cookies and cupcakes and are generally around 4mm in diameter. They are hard and care needs to be taken when eating them when they are still hard.
How do you make edible pearls for cakes?
How to Make Sugar Pearls
- Best of all, they are super easy and take no time at all.
- Then, just roll them into perfect balls.
- Once they are dry, pop them into a dish and using a soft brush, roll them around in some lustre dust.
- Make sure they are well covered.
- And there you have your perfect pearls!
What can I use if I don’t have a fondant smoother?
Fondant smoothers are plastic tools that help when covering cakes in fondant but you can achieve a smooth finish without them. Use leftover fondant dough shaped into a ball, dip your hands in cornstarch or use a piece of thick foam to smooth out the fondant on the cake.
Why is my fondant shiny?
The first stage of fondant melting starts with it getting soft and sticky, then it builds a shine (you notice your fondant gets really shiny, almost like someone sprayed a layer of oil on it) and sometimes this can happen just from you over-handling your fondant.
Can you put water on fondant?
Fondant dries very, very quickly. If your fondant has gotten hard, knead it gently with your hands/fingers ( put a little bit of shortening on them) – the warmth will make it smooth again. Do not use water, which will dissolve the fondant.
How do you use a 3d silicone mold with fondant?
Peel off the silicone mold Place the pushed out molded fondant onto a tray. Let it sit for a few minutes so that the fondant has time to set a little. If there is excess cornstarch or sugar on the fondant, brush off gently with a soft bristles brush before using the molded fondant to decorate your cakes and cookies.