What Is The Stuff I Saw On The Cake?

Decorating By Iloveweddings Updated 18 May 2008 , 8:57am by Curtsmin24

Iloveweddings Posted 17 May 2008 , 4:34am
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Hi. I went to a bakery today and I saw on top of the buttercream a clear glaze. It reminded me of piping gel, but it was crystal clear. I tried to get them to tell me what it was. I couldn't get an anwer. It may have been a language problem, they were hispanic. Can you tell me what this stuff is??
Thanks in advance.

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Iloveweddings Posted 17 May 2008 , 6:57pm
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Wow. No one knows?

Lucy0618 Posted 17 May 2008 , 7:06pm
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sorry...but spanish is a problem?? Being hispanic sorry...but i'm a bit offended...

Sometimes Bakers use a clear fruit glaze that can be found in Richs.com.

4starcakes Posted 17 May 2008 , 7:41pm
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Iloveweddings - I hope that what you meant is that you do not understand Spanish and therefore could not get a response to your question from the people at the bakery. As a hispanic, I would have to agree with Lucy0618 that it is a bit offensive to word it that way. I do not want to start a long huge thread about this issue as that would waste everyone's time but please choose your words carefully.

Cakebelle Posted 17 May 2008 , 7:48pm
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no idea?

onemissa Posted 17 May 2008 , 7:52pm
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Hi, first of all I just want to say that I am Hispanic and I am not offended at all. Why do people always get offended over silly things. I really didn't think she was trying to imply anything. That was the last thing I thought she was trying to do. Oh, and I'm sorry, but I have no idea what the clear glaze could be.

toodlesjupiter Posted 17 May 2008 , 7:53pm
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She said it was a "language problem", not a spanish problem. I took it to mean a language barrier, not a problem with their ethnicity. I don't think she meant anything by it. Let's not jump the gun here. We're all friends here, right?

playingwithsugar Posted 17 May 2008 , 7:53pm
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Yes, this is turning into a very sensitive issue.

I'm sure she meant to say Language Barrier.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Tomoore Posted 17 May 2008 , 7:55pm
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I am not hispanic, but when I read it, I didn't think she meant it in an offensive tone. Would it have been better if she said "barrier" instead of "problem? I really don't think she meant to offend you. icon_smile.gif

Auryn Posted 17 May 2008 , 8:00pm
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back to the original question
it could have been a fruit glaze
but since you said it was crystal clear i would venture to say it was a gelatin glaze.

Not the kind of gelatin like knox but a gelatinous glaze made on purpose to cover fruit tarts, cakes etc. I get mine from italy, but I know that most Latin countries use their own version.

(and if anyone cares, im hispanic and I didn't get offended, people are waaayyyy too sensitive now a days, give the poster the benefit of the doubt- they are obviously saying that the language was the issue because it says


t may have been a language problem, they were hispanic.

from which you can infer that they spoke spanish and she didn't )

tonedna Posted 17 May 2008 , 8:02pm
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I dont think she was being hateful either ...just the use of the wrong words....Dont always take things wrong..

Rincewind Posted 17 May 2008 , 8:05pm
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I have seen an edible spray lacquer that is sprayed on desserts to make them shiny. http://www.pastrychef.com/EDIBLE-SPRAY-LACQUER_p_7-740.html

I've also read that some people (using an airbrush) spray a shimmery glaze (I'm not sure that's worded correctly) on their cakes. I've tried this myself with a tiny bit of success on some cupcakes (using a pump non-aerosol mister [vodka mixed with gold pearl powder]). The gold wasn't extremely noticeable, it just looked shiny.

Well, I hope you find the answer. It sounds really neat.

Edited: Eep! I don't think deserts need to be shiny, do they? Ha!

Mac Posted 17 May 2008 , 8:14pm
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Goodness--let's not be touchy.
I do believe she meant language barrier problem. Seems there could be a misinterpertation (sp?) problem in her post but let's not jump the gun and hang her for the way so presented her question.

Seems as if I have a spelling problem...it took me forever to type this out icon_biggrin.gif

msthang1224 Posted 17 May 2008 , 10:03pm
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OH BOY, life is too short to worry about such small things. Do you really beleive that she would have bluntly offended anyones race? knowing that everyone one would read this, Can't we all just get along!!!!!!

OOppss.. I have no idea about the glaze, sorry

norma20 Posted 17 May 2008 , 11:50pm
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That may be some kind of Fruit Glaze.

2 TBS cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice (or other juice)
1/4 cup sugar

Mix together in a saucepan, bring to a boil, keep stirring, cook for more l minute. Cool a little and drizzle and drizzle over the cake or fruit.

wgoat5 Posted 18 May 2008 , 12:58am
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usually confectioners glaze is sprayed on decorations that go on the cake I think icon_smile.gif

Iloveweddings Posted 18 May 2008 , 7:55am
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Thank you to all those who have tried to help out with my glaze question. I do think it had some gelatin in it. Thank you also to those that realized I was not being racist. You knew I merely said "hispanic" so people would know I was saying Spanish was the language that was hindering from my getting an answer.

My post was not to offend by any means. I merely wanted to know what a glaze was I saw on a cake! I was not saying anyone who spoke spanish was stupid.

littlecake Posted 18 May 2008 , 8:21am
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people just love love love to get offended...

Iloveweddings Posted 18 May 2008 , 8:42am
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Originally Posted by littlecake

people just love love love to get offended...

Your not kiddin" !

Curtsmin24 Posted 18 May 2008 , 8:57am
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I agree it was probably sheet gelatin and simple syrup. It is soupy at first but when it dries it is firm. It is used on fruit tarts to give it a nice glaze and hold the fruit together.

.....and no need to appologize, spanish can be difficult to understand sometimes. I'm hispanic and my hubby is not and everytime we are around my family he tries so hard to understand but he can't. Lets keep the peace ladies and gents!!! thumbs_up.gif

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