How to make fondant icing shiny

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How to Make Fondant Icing Shiny?

Learn how to make your fondant icing shine with Betty Crocker™.

There are several different ways to glaze your fondant to get a perfect satiny or glossy shine. We show you some tried and tested methods to get your fondant to pop.

How to Make Fondant Icing 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. Leave to dry overnight. This method is great for a high gloss finish. If you don’t have corn syrup, just use the vodka, it will dry faster, but the shine will also fade faster.

Method 3: Vegetable shortening, or vegetable fat is a solid white fat, and it can shine matte fondant icing in a pinch. You will need to rub it onto the surface with your hands. Be warned though, shortening doesn’t dry and the shine fades quickly, so it isn’t our most recommended method.

Method 4: Confectioner’s glaze is the easiest product to use when trying to bring your fondant to a pearly shine. Usually the glaze comes in a spray can, and it make application on larger cakes a cinch.

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