Confectioners Glaze Alternativ?

Decorating By isabellai Updated 17 Feb 2010 , 3:00am by bobwonderbuns

isabellai Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 7:05pm
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does anyone know an alternativ for confectioners glaze that gives the same shinny effect?

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juststarted Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 10:01pm
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I'm a newbie, but how about using piping gel thinned with water and brushing it on?

Texas_Rose Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 1:08am
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Piping gel will dissolve fondant, from what I've read.

You can use gum arabic mixed with water. You can use gel color thinned with vodka. You can rub a little shortening onto the fondant. None of them is going to give you the really glassy shine of confectioner's glaze but none of them is made out of bugs either icon_biggrin.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 3:00am
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

Piping gel will dissolve fondant, from what I've read.

I've never heard that. I use piping gel as a glue for gluing my pearls onto the fondant, I use it for glue on my cake dummies and I've used it over fondant for my stained glass pattern transferred cookies. In all those applications I've never seen it dissolve fondant or have any adverse affect on it. I wouldn't use it as an alternative for confectioners glaze simply because it's so darned sticky! icon_rolleyes.gif

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