Please Help!! Varnish/glaze For Flowers

Decorating By fraggle_13 Updated 14 Nov 2009 , 4:48pm by Ozzysmom

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fraggle_13 Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 4:35pm
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Hi all,
I'm new to the forum but have been making cakes for about 14 years now.
My problem is I have a wedding cake to finish by the 22nd and have just realised that my confectioners glaze is out of date icon_surprised.gif
My local cake supply store has closed down and my credit card is maxed out so I can't order online icon_cry.gif
Does anyone know a recipe for a glaze/varnish suitable for use on flower paste or any other way I can get a glossy finnish on the leaves for the flowers??
any help would be appreciated

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sherrycanary62 Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 4:42pm
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Edible Varnish
1 t. gelatin
3 t. water
1 t. liquid glucose

Sprinkle gelatin in the water. Let stand until it becomes spongy.
Dissolve until clear over hot, not boiling water, Add the liquid
glucose and stir until ingredients are well combined.
Pour this mixture into an airtight container.
The mixture will get very stiff. To use it, heat the varnish in a
container of hot, not boiling, water. Paint onto the item to be varnished while
the mixture is still hot. The edible varnish should NOT be kept in the refrigerator.

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Ozzysmom Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 4:48pm
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piping gel and vodka
I put piping gel in the micowave to soften it and then add vodka to thin it, the vodka will remove any sticky out of the piping gel
just paint it on with a brush
it leaves a a great shine

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