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how to make the a bottle cake ‘shiny’ like glass?
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?
I have used Squires confectioners glaze. Its good to get a real glossy finish.
Glaze or lustres are best. Vodka would just evaporate – well it does in my house 🙂
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 .
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 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 😀