Hard Clear Confectioners Glaze

Decorating By pinkbox Updated 5 Oct 2012 , 4:39pm by FullHouse

pinkbox Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 6:30pm
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Hi everyone!

I hope you can educate me a bit. I am wanting to obtain a hard shiny surface on a cake.

I have used edible varnish on some small items but heard that confectioners glaze can do the same?

My question is: has anyone used this technique with confectioners glaze and if so what recipe did you use? Any tips would also be greatly appreciated.

If you have any pictures where you used this on a cake that wld be awesome!
Thx in advance!!

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bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 6:42pm
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Hi Pink! I've used the confectioners glaze plenty to get a hard, jewel-like shine on sugar. If you look in my pix, the gold monogram was done with confectioners glaze and gold lustre dust. I do recommend that you get the thinner also to clean the brush -- that stuff is like varnish and doesn't come off easily! I know others who have brushed edible jewels to get a wonderful shine and I have yet to try that (although I do have the gumpaste jewelry already made). icon_biggrin.gif Hope that helps some! icon_biggrin.gif

Charmed Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 6:47pm
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confectiones glaze only gives a shine and I don't think it gets hard. I have seen confectioners glaze in country kitchen or kitchen krafts .

pinkbox Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 9:31pm
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Bobwonderbuns ur pix looks great! Did u use a recipe or premade?

Also to make sure... You said it dried hard correct?

I want to try usung it on a car cake...

Thx u both for ur help! Ur awesome!

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Jul 2009 , 9:40pm
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I bought the confectioners glaze out of a bottle and a bottle of the confectioners glaze thinner too. I believe CK products makes it but I bought mine from a local cake shop. It did dry hard but it's more like a shellac on sugar. The gold monogram in my pix is colorflowed then I mixed the lustre dust with confectioners glaze to make a paint. Also in my pix I have two flower pot cakes with jolly rancher butterflies that had a tendency to melt at room temp, so I painted those with confectioners glaze also and never had that problem again. Now one thing about the glaze, it smells awful, like something you wouldn't even consider putting on a cake and I've personally never tasted it but I've seen others eat the jolly rancher butterflies and they never said a word about a bad taste (and you KNOW they would have!) icon_lol.gif Hope that helps some! icon_biggrin.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 1:17am
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Thanks Jan, you rock!! icon_biggrin.gif

TopTierCakes4AllOccasions Posted 5 Oct 2012 , 3:29am
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Here is a recipe I found from cooks.com.
2 1/2 c. sifted confectioners sugar
1/3 c. light corn syrup
3-4 tsp. warm water
In the small bowl of electric mixer blend all ingredients together at low speed. Mixture will be thin. Makes about 1 cup glaze.

FullHouse Posted 5 Oct 2012 , 4:39pm
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I used 2 coats (30 min dry time in between) CK Confectioners Glaze on the purple shoe in my photos. Used an old decorating brush and just trashed it when I was done. You need to leave it to dry for at least a few hours before handling, or you will get finger prints. In liquid form it smells exactly like nail polish remover, but no scent when dry. Says its edible, but I'm not sure I could bring myself to eat it knowing what it smells like.

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