Make Edible Image Shiny?

Decorating By cakesrock Updated 7 Jan 2012 , 2:46am by sillywabbitz

cakesrock Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 12:15am
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I want to get the shiny effect of a magazine cover and plan to use an edible image. Do you think there's a way to make an edible image shiny without making it run? I think painting confectioner's glaze on it or spraying it with Pam would make it run? I'm going to put it on fondant or BC...
I'd really appreciate any other suggestions!
TIA!

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icingimages Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 1:59am
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Use a chocolate spray glaze.

cakesrock Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 9:05pm
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Thanks, but can't find it here... Any other ideas?

cakesrock Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 9:06pm
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Thanks, but can't find it here... Any other ideas?

cakesrock Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 9:10pm
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Thanks, but can't find it here... Any other ideas?

icingimages Posted 29 Dec 2011 , 7:35pm
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PME sells a glaze that works

sillywabbitz Posted 29 Dec 2011 , 11:01pm
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You would have to test it first but I use a mix of corn syrup and vodka for shine. I have not done it on an edible image so I'm not sure if it would dissolve or smear. So test firsticon_smile.gif

icingimages Posted 2 Jan 2012 , 3:11pm
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PME sells a glaze

cakesrock Posted 6 Jan 2012 , 3:19am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sillywabbitz

You would have to test it first but I use a mix of corn syrup and vodka for shine. I have not done it on an edible image so I'm not sure if it would dissolve or smear. So test firsticon_smile.gif



how much of each?
Thanks!

sillywabbitz Posted 6 Jan 2012 , 3:36am
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Sorry, I usually do a little more vodka than corn syrup so say a 60/40 mix. I've done 50/50 and it takes a little while longer to dry. But that said too much vodka might dissolve the image so maybe 50/50 would be best.

cakesrock Posted 6 Jan 2012 , 11:58pm
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I did a test and it beaded on the edible image. I'm not going to do it...

sillywabbitz Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 2:46am
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Thanks for letting us know how it turned out. Sorry it didn't workicon_sad.gif

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