How Do I Get Gumpaste Shiny?

Decorating By Sneezie Updated 18 Dec 2008 , 2:29pm by btrsktch

Sneezie Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 2:02am
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I am making a black piano and would like it to look a little shiny. How do I do that? I don't have an airbrush. Thanks!

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kakeladi Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 7:05am
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If I remember correctly you have to wet it....just lightly. Maybe use a wide, flat art brush or mist it w/a spray bottle?
OR water down some plain or black piping gel?

bashini Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 10:34am
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You can use confectioner's glaze. But don't know where you can buy it in the US.

leepat Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 10:49am
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Nicholas Lodge sells confectioners glaze on his web site. Or you can buy edible spray laquer from CK.

jjkarm Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 11:08am
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Steam it. thumbs_up.gif

MissBaritone Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 11:36am
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There is a recipe on CC for edible varnish

ceshell Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 8:44am
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How big is the piano? For small pieces, I just paint my gp with black gel paste. Even when it dries, it stays relatively shiny. Otherwise my black gp looked so dull. You can dilute it a bit, but again that depends on your gp piece and if it's safe to get it wet (after all of that effort to get it dried out!) I also did a 45" "vinyl record" out of fondant with this method.

Certainly the edible laquer or confectioner's glaze will work but I was afraid of the glaze, haha I am afraid I'd stick myself to my counter with it.

btrsktch Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 2:29pm
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You would want to steam it and it will give it a light sheen.

You need to make sure the steam is strong - like from a tea pot, and you do a quick pass through so you don't wilt the sugar paste.

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