Glossy Sheen On Gum Paste Flowers

Decorating By sugarprincess Updated 22 May 2008 , 11:22am by hellie0h

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sugarprincess Posted 19 May 2008 , 7:58pm
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Anyone know how to acheive this?

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alanahodgson Posted 19 May 2008 , 8:04pm
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You steam them. Boil a pot of water and quickly pass the flowers over the steam a couple of times. Don't get them too wet or they'll soften.

ETA: Oh! and wait till their very dry before steaming, or they'll soften.

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jmt1714 Posted 19 May 2008 , 8:48pm
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that will give you a slight sheen. if you want it very shiny, dust with a pearlized dust before steaming - that will be a more intense sheen. and if you want REALLY shiny, after you make the slowers spray wih confectioners glaze (no steaming needed).

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dogluvr Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:43am
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I second the confectioners glaze. It comes out with a nice glossy sheen.

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fondantgrl Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:47am
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The steaming works while it's wet.. when it dries, it loses it's shine..

Get the confectioners's glaze..

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Bossy Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:57am
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Does confectioner's glaze help "lock" out humidity, or does it get soft under high humidity also?

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acookieobsession Posted 20 May 2008 , 1:08am
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where would one find confectioner's glaze? Or can you make it?

Thanks
JUlia

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dogluvr Posted 21 May 2008 , 12:04am
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I ordered mine from CK Products.

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hellie0h Posted 22 May 2008 , 11:22am
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I have Lesley Herberts "Complete Book Of Sugar Flowers", to get that sheen on gumpaste flowers she suggests either using a vegetable spray or the confectioners glaze.
I am practicing roses for an upcoming cake, so I sprayed the gumpaste flower with the store brand vegetable spray I use, thinking that it would not dry, would have that slick greasy feel...well to my surprise it did dry and to a nice gloss as well.
You may want to try this for yourself before spending money for the conf. glaze.

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