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I've seen pictures of 3D cakes where the fondant has a nice shine. How can I get that shine? My fondant always has a matte finish.

Paula - from Spartanburg, SC

Fondant traditionally has a matte finish. To get a shiny finish, rub a small amout of vegetable shortening on the outside of your cake. 

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