I tried confectioners glaze for the first time and it's excellent, but when I tried to rinse it off my brush, it hardened. I also have it on my hands (I had mixed it with color). What do I use to get it off?
You need confectioners glaze cleaner (no really, it really is called that!) Basically it's Isopropyl Alcohol. You can normally buy it at the place you buy the glaze, in fact I don't know why staff in stores don't recommend you buy it when they see you buying the glaze! Also see here:
Or use a cheap brush, and just throw it out when you're done. Those are the only 2 options.
Decorator's alcohol/rose spirits...start by using just a couple drops of it on the brush, massage it in a bit, add a few drops more & massage that in, then you can swish the brush in a very small amount of it in a little jar, and when it's clean give it a little rinse in bit more clean alcohol. Gradually introducing the alcohol works for me.
in the uk you can also buy isopropyl alcohol in chemists.
Ok, at the risk of sounding dense - I get the feeling you're not talking about powdered sugar and milk. What is confectioners glaze?
Soak it in pure acetone or nail polish remover and it will be as good as new. Then wash it with soap and water.
Confectionary Glaze is a glaze that is sort of a laquer that can be used on gumpaste, fondant, etc. to make it shiny 4laynes. When you did gumpaste flowers in it you can blend petal dusts and give a nice effect. But if you get your brush into it, it stiffens up and makes it unusable.
Ooooh. Okay, that makes more sense. Can you make this or do you buy it at a cake supply?