justkist Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 1:44am
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I bought confectioners glaze as I had seen it referred to and used by others. It came in and is a honesy color (first alarm bell) and just now I opened it and it smells like NAIL POLISH REMOVER! (second alarm bell). This stuff cant possibly be edible is it? DOes it "dry"? Does the smell go away? Does it have a taste? Will it discolor my white? Will it "make" my black run into my white?


I am now TERRIFIED to apply this stuff to my converse shoe.

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cutthecake Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 1:53am
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I've never used it, but it sounds like it went bad.

JenniferMI Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 1:54am
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Try it on a small area first to make sure it's what you want. Confectioners glaze dries to a high shine unless you cut it with conf. glaze thinner. Yes, it stinks icon_smile.gif That's normal. It does say on the container that it's FDA approved. Yes, it smells like lacquer.

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justkist Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 2:11am
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Try it on a small area first to make sure it's what you want. Confectioners glaze dries to a high shine unless you cut it with conf. glaze thinner. Yes, it stinks icon_smile.gif That's normal. It does say on the container that it's FDA approved. Yes, it smells like lacquer.

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THanks Jen. I have to say your post is reassuring to me but I am PETRIFIED!!!! hahah. I have brushed it on to two other gum paste items I had lieing around that never made it onto cake and will see how those finish tomorrow.

I have put so much into this shoe that I would HATE to damage it just to make it shiny! I think at best I will use the glas to make the white "plastic" parts of the shoe shiny!

Wish me luck!

JenniferMI Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 2:25am
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My best wishes to you.

Just a warning.... don't get it on your clothes or work area. Any brushes you use will probably be junk icon_sad.gif Conf. thinner does get it off brushes I believe, but usually I just use a "junk" brush.

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kansaslaura Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 2:28am
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Ok, I've never heard of this--what would you use this for??

JenniferMI Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 2:35am
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I dip some of my flowers and most of my foliage in a 50/50 mix of conf. glaze/thinner. LOVE the look on the foliage. Straight confectioners glaze leaves a high gloss shine when it dries. After it's dry you don't smell it at all.

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justkist Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 2:44am
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Just a warning.... don't get it on your clothes or work area. Any brushes you use will probably be junk icon_sad.gif Conf. thinner does get it off brushes I believe, but usually I just use a "junk" brush.

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CRAP! TOo late... hahhaha I ruined two brushes on my "tests" BUT my tests have dried and the shine is amazing!! but now I am torn because the "honey" color does definitely take away from the white a bit...

Still on the fence about whether or not I will use it on this one but I do look forward to using it on future projects. I assume they make a clear version but I just didnt know enough to buy it. And of course when I ordered this one there was no image. icon_sad.gif

JenniferMI Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 2:46am
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I'm not sure if there is a clear version.

Anyone know?

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justkist Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 2:49am
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I'm not sure if there is a clear version.

Anyone know?

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If you dont know of a clear version do you use this one on white ever?!?!

JenniferMI Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 2:50am

I've not used it straight on white flowers, but have used the 50/50 and they dipped just fine. No strange color added....

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justkist Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 2:52am
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I've not used it straight on white flowers, but have used the 50/50 and they dipped just fine. No strange color added....

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Do you think I could thin it with water? or something around the house?

JenniferMI Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 2:54am

I really don't think so. It needs to be food safe and water won't do it. I can tell you where to get the thinner if you PM me.

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justkist Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 2:57am
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I really don't think so. It needs to be food safe and water won't do it. I can tell you where to get the thinner if you PM me.

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Unfortunatley the cake is for tomorrow so I'll have to look into it for FUTURE cakes icon_smile.gif

Thanks for all your help!

JenniferMI Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 3:02am

Anytime!

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kansaslaura Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 3:11am

Jennifer, thanks for the info. And your work is amazing!!

JenniferMI Posted 29 Aug 2010 , 3:22am

Thank you! That is so nice of you to say.

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Morin Posted 4 Dec 2010 , 11:19pm

Hi,
please help! can i use confectioner glaze to glaze fresh fruits on my fresh cream cake?
thanks

Coral3 Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 6:22am
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Hi,
please help! can i use confectioner glaze to glaze fresh fruits on my fresh cream cake?
thanks





I wouldn't...it'd be better to make some kind of gelatine-glaze for that.

auzzi Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 7:54am

CONFECTIONERS' GLAZE or VARNISH is food grade shellac dissolved in isopropyl alcohol which is used on sugar flowers and other decorations and ornaments.

Don't use it on anything you are going to eat ...

Evoir Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 9:58am

I agree with the above poster, Auzzi. While it is food safe, you do not want to be eating it! Its also called "leaf glaze", and usually it is used cut with thinner (alcohol based).

Caths_Cakes Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 11:28am

I agree with the above, when i bought my first bottle i freaked right out thinking . .omg this cant be real! but, i only use it on flowers, and it gives such a pretty sheen to rose leaves and ive never had issues with discolouration . . At first its looks a little darker but then as it dries its clear.

Soylent Green Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 1:43am

Confectioner's glaze is made of the protein Zein which is derived from maize.  You know how corn is shiny ?  That is because of Zein.  You know how corn resists water ?  That is because of Zein.  The fact is that if you have ever eaten corn, you have eaten Zein.  It is used in confectionery to make things shiny and waterproof and is harmless to touch or eat.

maybenot Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 2:55am

Actually, the confectioner's glaze being discussed here is made from a wax free shellac and is a food grade refined bleached lacquer--it's not made from Zein.

 

As I read it, Zein is used more commercially and for panning candies.

laurapatrice Posted 21 Nov 2013 , 7:31pm

You couldn't be closer to the truth.

 

 

http://www.naturalnews.com/033217_confectioners_glaze_shellac.html

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 22 Nov 2013 , 5:01am

AOrdinary shellac thinner is simply denatured alcohol.

Logically, vodka or Everclear should cut the stuff.

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