How would I make a gumpaste shoe look shiny like patent leather? Need to know pretty quickly - making it today for DD's birthday.
confectioners glaze i wht i use for gumpaste flowers! you can buy sprays as well that are the same idea. if ur stuck at home, pass it quickly through some steam, maybe a couple of times but dont let it get wet! it wont get shiney like your wanting, but it will get a sheen.
I saw the confectioners glaze mentioned in another forum. Is that just PS and water?
ps and water makes glace icing for toppings, im not sure what goes into confctioners glaze, but it looks very different, and i think is only used to shine things up (and on flowers, it also seals the colour- its all ive learnt about it so far!). i guess it can be made at home somehow, but you get it in bottles at cake decorating shops.
Confectioners glaze is a shelac kind of lacquer that is derived from beetles so unfortunately cannot be made at home. It is not edible and used only for glaze on inedible models or flowers
try making a glaze out of gum arabic, you will have to experiment with the portions, don't remember if it was two parts water and one gum arabic, or maybe one of each. I used it many years ago, on black gum paste roses and it worked great. I think I brushed it on the roses. Start out with one tsp water and 1/2 tsp gum arabic, and see what you get. If that works than you can make more.