Dreme Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 8:43pm

In the past for a dummy cake design I have used confectioner's glaze to make jewels look more realistic. Now its time to do them on a consumable cake. Can I still use the pure conectioner's glaze (not thinned down with the thinner) on the jewels to get the same look on a cake that is to be consumed? Is there a way to give dark gumpaste sapphires or garnet gems a high shine that is edible if not with the glaze? On cakes that are heavily jeweled or detailed are they just cut through or are they picked off before serving?

TIA

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merry Posted 20 Mar 2012 , 11:31pm

I have used CK Confectioner's Glaze for gumpaste leaves. The product said non-toxic. I also have an edible recipe, but never had the need to use it yet.

50% corn syrup and 50% vodka.

Dreme Posted 23 Mar 2012 , 2:47am

I have used the glaze for the leaves too. It does give it a realistic look. I will try the mixture, thanks.

crumbcake Posted 23 Mar 2012 , 2:58am

This post caught my eye because I don't know much about the glaze, Can you tell me a bit more how it is used? When I make a dummy cake can I airbrush it on to coat the dummy so it is easier to keep clean.

Dreme Posted 23 Mar 2012 , 3:06am

Hmm I never thought of that. I'm assuming that it would give the dummy cake a gloss or matte finish depending on the strength that is used (mixed with thinner). So far I have only used it to make leaves and other items look more realistic for my dummy cakes and for foliage on real cakes, but I have yet to use it for anything else.

auzzi Posted 23 Mar 2012 , 3:50am

It is food-grade, non-toxic, inedible shellac. FDA rates it as "generally recognized as safe" [GRAS].

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