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Topic Title: How to steam fondant
Created On Thursday October 01, 2009 9:10 PM
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farfalla
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Posted: Thursday October 01, 2009 9:10 PM

What's the best way to steam the fondant on a cake?
I can't very well pick it up and hold it over a pot of boiling water.
Are there any tools out there that will not cost an arm and a leg?
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Thursday October 01, 2009 9:20 PM

Most decorators that do this technique use a hand held clothes steamer starting at about $20.00 dollars.
 
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rhondascakes
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Posted: Thursday October 01, 2009 10:07 PM

What does steaming fondant do to it?
 
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farfalla
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Posted: Thursday October 01, 2009 10:25 PM

It gives it a shiny gloss.
 
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rhondascakes
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Posted: Friday October 02, 2009 5:58 AM

Do you steam it before any other decorations go on it?
 
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farfalla
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Posted: Friday October 02, 2009 8:23 AM

You can steam it at any point during the decorating, depending on what you want to be shiny.
Whatever you steam will be glossy.
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Friday October 02, 2009 4:42 PM

I'm not sure the glossy state lasts as long as needed. There has been some debate about that. Probably depends on how thick and how long it is steamed.
 
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cakedujour
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Posted: Friday October 02, 2009 7:57 PM
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In the little experiment I did, the gloss didn't really last very long at all. Granted it was not a scientific experiment, but the results didn't warrant the trouble as far as I could determine.
 
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