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asked May 1st 2012

how to make the a bottle cake ‘shiny’ like glass?

Hiya,

I will be making a wine bottle in a wooden crate cake soon and was wondering if you had any tips as to how to make the bottle 'shiny' like glass?  brush it with vodka?  clear piping gel?

 

Thanks 😀

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I have used Squires confectioners glaze. Its good to get a real glossy finish.

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Thanks !!

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Hi Jean,

Glaze or lustres are best. Vodka would just evaporate - well it does in my house 🙂

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Hi Jean,

I used good old veg oil ,i use it all the time its cheap and works a treat.I used it for ps3 and designer shoes to make them look paton .

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Thanks Paul - I thought that but I've heard people suggest this :-S

 

It;s the wine that evaporates in this house - just as well the bottled for the cake will be an empty fondant one !!

 

Jennifer:  That sounds nice & easy - but will it not be greasy ?  This is a wedding cake so I don't want it to be greasy :-S

 

Thanks

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Thanks for all your answers - i found a great wee helping aid - clear piping gel, slightly watered down with a touch of water and some almond extract 0 worked a treat 😀