How Do I Achieve A "shiny" Finish To Gumpaste Figu

Decorating By Deb_ Updated 18 Mar 2009 , 2:18am by beck30

Deb_ Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 12:42am
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Hi all,

Does anyone have a "recipe" or a "tip" that you can share? I would like to coat my figures (gumpaste/mmf) so that they will be more shiny and hopefully last longer.

Will corn syrup achieve this? or Can I just spray them with something?

Thanks!
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Price Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 12:57am
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Deb, If you want to give your figures shine you can use confectioners glaze. You mentioned you wanted to make your figures last longer. How long do you want them to last? I have figures from 3 years ago! I didn't coat them with anything. They are started to look a little faded and yellowed, but still holding together and haven't wilted!

Deb_ Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 1:05am
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Oh wow, I didn't realize that they can last that long! That's great!

OK, so I guess I just need something to make them shine. Could you please share the confectioners glaze recipe?

Thank you for your help!
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Price Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 1:10am
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I don't have a recipe. I buy it. I know Country Kitchen has it. I'm not sure about Global Sugar Art, but they probably have it too.

smitakasargod Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 1:13am
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Just do a search for "edible varnish" in the recipe section. I have not used it but it has 5 stars so it should be good.

Deb_ Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 1:14am
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Oh awesome................thanks so much you guys! icon_biggrin.gif

beck30 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 2:18am
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Thank you kassie ive been wondering the same thing!

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