I'm In Love....with Glaze!

Decorating By tonimarie Updated 9 Jul 2010 , 4:14pm by neelycharmed

tonimarie Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 8:11pm
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I just got through painting some fondant figures with pearl glaze.......OMGoodness, I can't believe how much better they look with glaze-so shiny and beautiful. I just had to share, I wish I had tried it before now, but from here on out it may be my favorite "accessory" to fondant icon_wink.gif

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Marmette Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 8:18pm
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do you mean the luster dust or you mean the confectioners glaze.

tonimarie Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 8:58pm
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actually it's neither, I bought it from www.fondantsource.com . it's a food grade edible glaze. It came in a 20 gram jar (very small-like a jar of icing coloring) You just open the jar and paint it on-I like that it's premixed! I have used luster dust before, but this just makes everything shiny-like it's been spray painted with a clear coating!

underthesun Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 9:11pm
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Take pics soon, I want to see!

tonimarie Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 10:16pm
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I just took before pictures of the puppies, and will paint them and take an after shot tomorrow morning, then I'll post it here. I already glazed the rest of the stuff, so there isn't a before to compare it to icon_smile.gif

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 2:24am
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There is a recipe on cc for edible varnish. Would that give the same results?

tonimarie Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 2:02am
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okay here are the before and pics of the dogs I did.
LL

underthesun Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 10:21am
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Dogs are adorable and the glaze looks great! I'll have to order some of the glaze. Hope it's not too expensive. Great dogs!

floridagal Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 10:36am
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Your puppies are adorable! I love the glaze. And I agree - I think it's great that it's premixed! icon_biggrin.gif

didavista Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 10:42am
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Love your puppies.....so where did you get it, and how much was it?
Thanks
Diane

solascakes Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 10:50am
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I need to get that glaze ,it is perfect.

sweetjan Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 11:07am
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Thanks for sharing! You did a great job!

Omicake Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 11:21am
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Checked on www.fondantsource.com and couldn't find it.

Omicake Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 2:33pm
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tonimarie,

Thanks for the info. I put edible glaze before and that's why it didn't show up.

Deb_ Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 10:18pm
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You guys, you can make your own with 50/50 light corn syrup and either vodka or lemon ext. Mix it up and use a paint brush to apply to your gumpaste or fondant pieces.

In my pics there is a before and after of a St. Paddy's hat (the pic of just the hat was not glazed yet, the pic of the completed 2 tier cake is after I painted it with the glaze) It dries to the touch in about 10 minutes and it's super shiny and easy to make.

tonimarie Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 3:27am
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thanks dkelly! love to make things instead of buying them. did you paint the entire hat? It looks like it-wow sooo shiny very nice. If you use lemon ext. does it taste like lemon or does it evaporate?
toni

diane Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 3:38am
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Originally Posted by dkelly

You guys, you can make your own with 50/50 light corn syrup and either vodka or lemon ext. Mix it up and use a paint brush to apply to your gumpaste or fondant pieces.

In my pics there is a before and after of a St. Paddy's hat (the pic of just the hat was not glazed yet, the pic of the completed 2 tier cake is after I painted it with the glaze) It dries to the touch in about 10 minutes and it's super shiny and easy to make.




thanks for the tip!!! gotta try this! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Deb_ Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 12:16pm
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Originally Posted by tonimarie

thanks dkelly! love to make things instead of buying them. did you paint the entire hat? It looks like it-wow sooo shiny very nice. If you use lemon ext. does it taste like lemon or does it evaporate?
toni




Yes I painted the whole hat, that was styro underneath, the Mom wanted to save the piece for his room.

Once the glaze dries it doesn't taste like anything really.

Rosie2 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 6:10pm
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Wow, awesome info, thank you all!!!

tweeter_bug98 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 6:34pm
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Awesome info! And those puppies are really cute!

sweettreat101 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 7:04pm
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I love the stuff. You know you can color the fondant glaze with gel colors. It doesn't take much so just add a little from the tip of a toothpick. I used fondant glaze on the dark blue border on my tiered star cake. I recently got the lady that owns our local cake store to start carrying the glaze. She does charge double of what www.fondantsource.com charges so I try to stock up when I order online. The glaze is inexpensive at 2.49 a jar. They also sell silver and gold. You need to wait at least thirty minutes between coats.

sweettreat101 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 7:07pm
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You can make your own but you won't get the pearl effect. Pearl glaze has a shimmer or sparkle not just a shiny surface. So far the only color I wasn't happy with was trying to make a black shimmer but I love all the other colors.

Rosie2 Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 3:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Deb_

You guys, you can make your own with 50/50 light corn syrup and either vodka or lemon ext. Mix it up and use a paint brush to apply to your gumpaste or fondant pieces.


Quick question---when you do the 50/50 corn syrup/vodka---does it dry eventually and stays shiny??

neelycharmed Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 4:14pm
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icon_smile.gif thanks for the tips !!
Going to try the 50/50 mix icon_smile.gif
Jodi

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