It can be used when needing a glassy like appearance on fondant. (ie a windshield like on this car
It dries to a shine. I have doulbed, tripled with no problem.

Edible Varnish


  • 1 tsp gelatin
  • 3 tsp water (out of tap)
  • 1 tsp liquid glucose ( I used corn syrup)


    Sprinkle gelaitn in the water. Let stand until it becomes spongy.

  1. Dissolve until clear over hot, not boiling water.
  2. Add liquid glucose/corn syrup and stir until ingredients are well combined.
  3. Pour into an airtight container. The mixture will become hard/stiff.
  4. To use it, heat the varnish in a container of hot, not boiling water.
  5. Paint onto item to be vanished while mixture is still hot.


MORSELSBYMARK Says... 31 Aug 2009 , 8:17am

great recipe. Thanks!

mukey32 Says... 18 Feb 2010 , 10:24am

I've tried the recipe and when i am applying it ,the texture becomes almost like a rubbery. it rolls off while i am applying it.can you let me know what i am doing wrong.

cakesrock Says... 8 Mar 2010 , 12:52pm

I had the same problem as mukey32. Can you tell me what I did wrong?Thanks!

CasperCakeCreations Says... 9 Jul 2011 , 6:55pm

I used the varnish on the windshield and glass of a vintage truck. I found that filling my brush with varnish and making one light sweep stopped the rolling. I covered the area in rows, never letting my brush touch the gumpaste. Also, I had to reheat the varnish before I finished because it started to get rubbery. The varnish added so much to the appearance of the truck. Thanks for sharing!

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