I am making 72 petit fours; the Wilton website advised to cover first in an apricot glaze made from boiling apricot preserves, straining and them brushing on with a pastry brush while still hot. The glaze is supposed to harden within 15 minutes. This morning it was still sticky. A local chef told me I should let it cool first....another told me it will never harden. The shower is Sunday and I need advice!!
Hi there, I have never made the glaze. But I have used the store bought apricot glaze and as far as I know it doesn't harden. I think you could have added some sugar to get the proper consistancy?
You don't need to boil it - I just heat it a little in the microwave, and brush it on lightly.
It won't really get "hard" but if you chill it, it will firm up so that you can pour the RI or fondant over it.
You can proceed with the icing & decorating of the petite fours w/o it actually hardening - as it never will