What Do You Use As A Glaze?

Decorating By KayMc Updated 6 Aug 2010 , 1:30am by Dayti

KayMc Posted 5 Aug 2010 , 1:14am
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I'm looking at a book by Alan Dunn on making gum paste flowers. For a chestnut (which I need to make for a cake in Sept), he mentions covering a ball of gumpaste w/ a glaze. What do you use for glaze, in order to end up w/ a shiny surface on the gumpaste?

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KayMc Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:04am
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Bump. Anyone know?

floursifter Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:17am
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You can buy confectioner's glaze or test out a bit of clear corn syrup mixed with a little water and see if that works to your satisfaction.

Dayti Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:21am
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I use Confectioners Glaze, you buy it ready made. Just make sure you buy the special glaze cleaner or you will wreck your brushes, you can't just rinse them with water (unless someone knows how to get glaze out of brushes without the cleaner?) I think in a pinch maybe you could paint with just alcohol, like vodka, but I don't think it would turn out as shiny as with glaze.

KayMc Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:28am
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Thank you, guys! I will look up the confectioner's glaze, but I also love the idea of corn syrup.

Dayti Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:30am
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I would definitely try the corn syrup route before buying two new things too, I had no idea that might work!

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