How Do I Get Confectioners Glaze Off My Brush?!

Decorating By cakesrock Updated 9 Jan 2011 , 12:44am by 4laynes

cakesrock Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 8:10pm
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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?


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Dayti Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 11:07pm
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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:

Loucinda Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 2:33am
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Or use a cheap brush, and just throw it out when you're done. Those are the only 2 options.

Coral3 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 9:00am
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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.

brincess_b Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 9:06am
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in the uk you can also buy isopropyl alcohol in chemists.

4laynes Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 12:23am
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Ok, at the risk of sounding dense - I get the feeling you're not talking about powdered sugar and milk. What is confectioners glaze? icon_redface.gif

weirkd Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 12:32am
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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.

4laynes Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 12:44am
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Ooooh. Okay, that makes more sense. Can you make this or do you buy it at a cake supply?

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