I'm working on some gerber daisies for a wedding cake that needs to be finished by Saturday. I painted my gerbers with alcohol and food coloring, but I don't like the "finish" on the flowers. The color is perfect, but they just don't look perfect to me. I'd like to add a bit of shine to them. I've heard of "confectionary glaze", but I've called around and nobody seems to have that... Is there a way to make my own??? Any help or advice on how to get my flowers to have a little sheen/gloss to them would be greatly appreciated!!!
Have you tried the luster dust? You can find it at Michael's. You can paint it on dry or you can paint it on using extract or alcohol. That will give it a nice sheen and glitter.
Here's an example. I used pearl luster dust all over this cake. You might have to look closely in the picture. But it's not the flash making it shiny. In person, it's so easy to see. Hope this helps!