Where i can get or how I can make edible lacquer for fondant /gumpaste . I wanted to know cause I am presently making a christening cake for a friend of mine and i wanted to have a shinny effect on the fondant accents . I considered pearl dust . But in the end I wanted to see if I can make the edible lacquer instead .
hmmmm, I want to be sure I understand what your looking for. So you just want it to be clear and shiny no color at all?
I am pretty certain you are talking about Confectioners Glaze. Maybe do an online search for it in your area.
Yes ...I would like it to be clear ..no color ...the cake will be all white with a little blue accents .
Confectioners Glaze! This is edible lacquer; it's what makes jellybeans shiny. I got it at my cake supply store. I used it on the wine bottle and plate for my Wine and Cheese cake in my photos.
Sorry to be so vague in previous post Cooking dinner and trying to answer at the same time..........
Anyway, look at this picture in my album http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1208435
Those leaves are gumpaste leaves painted with dusts and then dipped into a 50/50 mixture of "Confectioners glaze" and "Thinner for Confectioners Glaze".
Is this the look you are trying to achieve?
Hope this helps!
What is confectioner's glaze or pure food glaze?
Confectioner's glaze is a clear, all-natural coating used to protect the quality and taste of several Sunspire candy items. We use a very tiny amount (less than one tenth of 1% of any given item) to seal the candies from air and moisture.
The confectioners glaze used on our confections is food-grade, wax-free natural "Lac." Lac is the generic name of the natural resin gathered by the Lac beetle that thrives on various host trees and shrubs in India, Burma, Indochina, and Siam. The Lac beetle converts the sap of the trees into resin. It is very similar to a bee's production of honey and is called "transferred nectar." The Lac resin is collected, crushed, washed, dried, and made into pure food glaze. The Lac beetle is not harmed in any way.
Googled it for you...........looks like you can't make it unless you have some Lac beetles hanging around.
Thank you all for the quick response ... and Teekakes your leaves look amazing ... The look that i would love to achieve (picture in my head !!!) is more of a sheen glissen shine (if that makes any sense )
I googled it and I found a recipe for edible varnish ...
Thanks for all the great help and taking the time to answer my crazy questions ..hehe
I know you've laready found a recipe, but the easiest thing to do that is safe to eat and doesn't smell like varnish is to mix piping gel with vodka. It thins it for painting and dries it without being tacky!
MacsMom, you are a genius! I was reading this thread thinking to myself that piping gel might do the trick - but then thought, naaah - to sticky. Your solution is perfect!
I've gotten shiney effect on fondant by painting with equal parts corn syrup and lemon extract (or vodka - just somthing with alcohol so it will evaporate)
Thank you! The leaves really are a lot more shiney than they look in the picture.
Glad you have found a suitable solution to your question!