Painting On Fondant Then Applying Confectioners Glaze..no No

Decorating By wgoat5 Updated 28 Apr 2008 , 5:39pm by Sugar_Plum_Fairy

wgoat5 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 6:04pm
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Don't do this.. I have ruined 1 piece of my work due to trying to paint the glaze over the lettering on a piece. No matter if it is dry.. it will run!!!

I would imagine that trying to paint over the glaze won't work either icon_sad.gif

So how do you do it..

OH yes.. DONT use good brushes.. I looked down at one point and my BRAND NEW 15.00 brush was RUINED!!!!

Any suggestions?

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chutzpah Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 6:20pm
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Just a tip... pour your glaze in a bottle with a brush in the lid... like one of these... (scroll down)
http://www.8ty8beauty.com/nail_bottles_jars/nbj.htm

FromScratch Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 6:39pm
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could you spray it on? Did you want it to be shiny? I have never played with confectioner's glaze so I have no idea, but I was thinking about something like one of those pump olive oil sprayers or something so you could lightly spray it on?? Just a thought anyway.

bobwonderbuns Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 6:40pm
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There's a confectioners glaze remover you can purchase to clean your brushes with. That's what I use.

wgoat5 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 6:41pm
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Well I have the confectioners glaze cleaner and I have read somewhere to mix the two.. .or maybe I didn't * shrug* I don't know..

Can you make it thinner?

I'd LOVE to spray it on!!!!

Yes I want it to be shiny.. I made cupstacking "cup" they are plastic and shiny.. icon_smile.gif

FromScratch Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 6:46pm
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Does it dry nice.. as in it's not still tacky right? You could always glaze it and then paint the lettering on it if it dries nice. icon_smile.gif

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 6:49pm
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That was the first thing I thought of: spraying instead of brushing. I did buy conf. glaze, but haven't had the opportunity to use it yet. Try mixing the two (glaze and remover/cleaner) together - a small amount - and see if it thins well and can be sprayed.

Do you have an airbrush, Christi?

(Knowing you you'll probably try spraying it in a Black and Decker spray paint gun! Don't know why that image just came to mind. Guess IT'S FROM READING OVER A DOZEN PAGES on the other thread!!! You know the one! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif )

wgoat5 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 6:50pm
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yeah I thought about that Jeanne.. but it dries glossy.. wouldn't that be hard to paint on and it dry?

No dries completely .. not sticky at all icon_smile.gif , I'd love it if I didn't hate it right now LOL

wgoat5 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 6:55pm
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GRACE LOL.. <--- Noooo.. I wouldn't use the black and decker for the glaze.. thats for the pearl dust .. come on geez LMAO

I do have a airbrush.. but always scared to try thick things in it.

FromScratch Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 6:56pm
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If it dries to the touch completely, then you should be able to just use your gel colors and paint on it. I say give it a try on the one that got smudged up and see what happens. I bet you could mix color into the glaze itself and use that.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 6:57pm
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Just a little word of warning - make sure your glaze cleaner is food-grade Iso-propylalcohol (IPA) if you are going to use it to thin your glaze to spray on the cake, not all of them are!

FromScratch Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 7:00pm
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could you use vodka to thin it??

wgoat5 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 7:03pm
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yes I ordered the food grade glaze/cleaner icon_smile.gif .. that is one thing I checked.. on.. icon_smile.gif

wgoat5 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 7:05pm
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I don't know Jeanne.. I am at a loss with this stuff... Makes me mad.. I need these cups for next Sun. they are taking forever to dry anyways.. then I go and screw one cup up icon_sad.gif UGHH

FromScratch Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 7:45pm
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I say try to paint on the cup that got wrecked.. it can't hurt anything right??

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 7:52pm
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Do you have a spare piece of fondant that you can practice on? Don't wanna go ruining another cc. Roll out a nice big piece and try it a few different ways. Thin it with vodka and try b.j.babe's idea of painting over the glaze.

(And if you use Pearl Dust in such abundance why wasn't that on your wish list which looked conspicuously like mine? Huh? Maybe instead of two fondant sheeters. lol)

wgoat5 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 7:57pm
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OHHH I DID IT I DID IT .. Doing a happy dance here icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif .. Sprayed it on.. Straight glaze .. with one of my preval sprayers WOOO HOOO icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif They are sooo pretty and shiny icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 8:12pm
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Congratulations on a successful shiny cupcake!!! Yooohoooo! Now go post a picture!

DDiva Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 8:14pm
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For those that don't have access to an airbrush, CK has a sprayable confectioners glaze. Send me your info and I'll be happy to order for you.

www.crawfordscreations.com

wgoat5 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 8:24pm
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Ohh is that your site DDiva?

wgoat5 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 8:25pm
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FromScratch Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 8:33pm
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Ooooh good for you. I was thinking about those preval sprayers.. that way you wouldn't wreck your airbrush with goopy glaze. Good to know if I ever need to do something like that.

wgoat5 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 8:37pm
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They look like real plastic Jeanne icon_smile.gif

FromScratch Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 9:03pm
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Oooh.. I can't wait to see them!!

bobwonderbuns Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 9:53pm
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Okay so I'm confused, are we saying you CAN spray confectioners glaze through an airbrush WITHOUT it clogging up? If it works in the Preval sprayers...

DDiva Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 10:58pm
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yep, that is my site. If you ever need supplies I'm happy to help. I charge actual shipping.

I have used confectioners glaze many time,but have not sprayed it through my Airmaster. I like the idea of using a preval sprayer. The sprayable glaze is not that cheap, but it is available.

Jeanne, really like your work!!

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 11:09pm
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Okay, for those of you that have the Preval sprayer, can you get it in The Home Depot or Lowes? Approx. how much does it go for?

wgoat5 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 11:26pm
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Ok I will tell you this .. When I asked Lowes or Home Depot they thought I was NUTS.. they didn't know anything about it... THEN .. after driving the 140 plus miles BACK home I stopped at my local itty bitty hardware store (ya know.. one of those 30 people own it here in my county icon_wink.gif LOL ) and they ordered them for me icon_biggrin.gif .. AND he gives them to me for his price AND keeps 3 instock for me all the time icon_smile.gif ... I get them for 3.75 icon_biggrin.gif ... I do have a airbrush but NO I wouldn't use it in that... this stuff is potent (confectionors glaze).. In fact my counter has a nice candy coating now LOL ..

Puts a beautiful shine on the product!!! Love it also!

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 11:53pm
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Originally Posted by wgoat5

I do have a airbrush but NO I wouldn't use it in that... this stuff is potent (confectionors glaze).. In fact my counter has a nice candy coating now LOL ..

Puts a beautiful shine on the product!!! Love it also!




Thanks for the information. Oooh, maybe I can spray my 40+ year old counter tops!! That would be a nice surprise for DH when he returns from his business trip on Thursday! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Don't you think pink formica trimmed in silver chrome is all the rage?! lol That's what I have on my counters and back splash!

wgoat5 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 11:56pm
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Ohh I love pink icon_biggrin.gif


We will trade if ya want icon_smile.gif Mine is a green color.. not formica though

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