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?
Bump. Anyone know?
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.
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.
Thank you, guys! I will look up the confectioner's glaze, but I also love the idea of corn syrup.
I would definitely try the corn syrup route before buying two new things too, I had no idea that might work!