I relly do not know how to descripe this but here goes. I recently went to a bakery and noticed that some on the cakes had a nice clear shiny glaze on top usually covering fruit. Does anyone know how to do this? Please help Thanks in advance
erm, dont hold me to this, but i think it is confectioners glaze which can be brought from a cake shop which is an edible liquid that dries shiney and smells horrible, but on the fruit it might of be boiled jam.
Taken from the site diana'sdesserts.com
Glaze for Fruit Pies and Tarts
You can make a clear glaze to brush over your open-topped fruit pies and tarts after baking to give the fruit a nice shiny look.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water or fruit juice (such as clear apple juice)
2 tbsp. corn starch
2 tbsp. corn syrup
Bring sugar to a boil with half of the water or fruit juice. Dissolve cornstarch in the other half of water or fruit juice and add to the sugar mixture. Cook, stirring until mixture thickens and clears. Stir in corn syrup. Bring to a boil then remove from heat. Cool before brushing over the top of fruit.
Another Glaze Option
The glaze on most fruit tarts is simply jelly that is melted and allowed to set up once it has been brushed on. Strawberry or currant jelly gives fruit toppings a rosy blush as well as a sparkling finish. If you don't want the rosy tone, use a peach or apricot jelly. Using a pastry brush, brush glaze over fruit to edge of pastry.
Thanks again for the rapid response