Glossy Look

Decorating By sugarlover Updated 12 Nov 2009 , 12:36am by MommaPoopadoo

sugarlover Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 1:35am
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What can I use on a cake that gives it a glossy look. Can confectioner's glaze be used on a edible cake?

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Price Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 1:50am
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There is an edible spray laquer. I've seen it, but have never used it. You can steam the fondant to give it shine. I use confectioners glaze on fondant figures to give shoes, eyes, etc. shine., but wouldn't use it on a whole cake.

sugarlover Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 1:54am
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Where can I order the edible lacquer?

Texas_Rose Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 1:57am
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I've read that the edible lacquer is just confectioner's glaze in a spray bottle.

You can paint fondant with gel color thinned with vodka to make it shiny. It's a little tricky to do without leaving streaks, but it is possible.

Price Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 2:17am
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I've read that the edible lacquer is just confectioner's glaze in a spray bottle.

That's what I always thought too, but I took a class last month. They had a can of the spray edible laquer and I asked if it was the same as confectioners glaze, and was told no. I didn't get any details though as to what the difference is.

Texas_Rose Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 3:14am
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I've been looking for more info...I read one place that the lacquer is made from tree sap, and the confectioner's glaze is the secretion of the lac beetle (which I already knew, I read a lot about it before I bought it). So that's interesting...a shiny but very expensive alternative to bug juice icon_biggrin.gif

If you decide to buy the spray lacquer, Albert Ulster seems to have the best price.

prettyplate Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 10:37am
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Price mentioned steaming the fondant. I have a steamer, but I was uncertain if I just steam the fondant or if I needed to apply something to the fondant before steaming. I would like to try steaming my cakes because I like the glossy look.

MommaPoopadoo Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 12:36am
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I've steamed fondant but it's only stayed shiny for a little while. Once the fondant dried, it lost its sheen.

I almost bought from Albert Uster a few minutes ago, but when I saw they only offered 2-day or overnight shipping I cancelled out. $25 to ship a $23 item? I don't think so!

I'm still looking... chefrubber seems to have a decent price, but need to do some more comparison shopping.

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