Confectioners Glaze??? Making Fondant Deco. Shiny?

Decorating By wgoat5 Updated 30 Mar 2008 , 2:41pm by wgoat5

wgoat5 Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 9:01am
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I need something to bring a shine to a dry fondant decoration....

Is this what you use? If so how do you make it and how long does it have to dry?

Thanks again and again and again!!


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Biya Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 11:15am
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I have used a little shortening and rubbed it on to the fondant to make it shine. Haven't tried a glaze. Hopefully someone who has, will let us both know if it is a better way to do it.

TooMuchCake Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:22pm
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I use confectioner's glaze. You can't make it yourself. It's a food-grade shellac that's used to make things like gumballs shiny. The shoes on my doll cake in My Photos have confectioner's glaze on them to make them look like patent leather.

You can use the shortening or a little carefully applied piping gel, but not if this is a display piece, because the shortening or gel will attract dust.


DianeLM Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:59pm
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Ditto everything Deanna said. I use confectioners glaze A LOT. Once you try it, you'll be hooked! But, you must buy it.

cakemommy Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 3:30pm
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Will cocoa butter produce the same effect? I know it works on marzipan but I have never tried it on fondant!


wgoat5 Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 4:47pm
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Ok well LOL... that just bursts my bubble... I guess I'll try the shortening (it's for a topper for a cake) But.. Can you all direct me to a site that I can get the confections "shellac" ?

Thanks a billion


Cakechick123 Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 10:51am
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gum arabic disolved in hot water is the same as confectioners glaze. It dries with a lovely shine

TigerFan Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 6:20pm
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I ordered some of the Confectioner's Glaze to make the fondant on my cookies shine. When I received it I noticed it had "for display purposes only". So I called the company and they did not recommend that it be used for consumption but rather to preserve baked goods or candy for display. Since I was making Easter cookies for a class I didn't use it for fear of it making some of the children sick. I would be interested in hearing feedback for those of you who have used it.

I did find this recipe for edible varnish which I haven't used yet. If someone tries it, let me know how it works out.

Edible Varnish
1 tsp. gelatin
3 tsp. water
1 tsp. liquid glucose

Sprinkle gelatin in the water, let stand until spongy, dissolve until clear over hot water not boiling add liquid glucose and stir until ingredients are well combined, put it in an airtight container. the mix will get very stiff, to use it, heat in a container of hot not boiling water paint onto item while still hot. do not refrigerate.

tannersmom Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 6:36pm
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Ihave used the confectioner's glaze also. I love it. The type I use says that it's "food grade". I bought it from Wine and Cakes hobbies in Norfolk Virginia. They have a web site so you can look it up, if you like. If you do use it, be sure to wsh your brushes promto. Hope this helps.

sweetflowers Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 6:43pm
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I mix equal parts clear alcohol (like gin or vodka) and corn syrup (I like Karo) and it makes a nice shiney glaze. It takes a while to dry though

jubeken2005 Posted 30 Mar 2008 , 12:45pm
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i also want to make my fondant toppers shiny... do you know any recipe for in making one? thanks!

wgoat5 Posted 30 Mar 2008 , 2:41pm
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Thanks guys for the tips and the sites icon_smile.gif

Great info!!

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