Dull / Matte Finish On Gum Paste Items

Decorating By maudie21 Updated 28 Sep 2010 , 11:20pm by Elcee

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maudie21 Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 12:49pm
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Is there a trick to make gumpaste items dry with shinier or with a more polished look? Whenever I make anything out of gumpaste, the items always dry with a very dull or matte finish.

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Malakin Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 1:41pm
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They can be steamed when finished. Also, I think there is something called confectioner's glaze you may be able to use too.

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sweetcakesbyjen Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 1:55pm
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I recently started using Luster Dust on my gumpaste flowers. Makes them so much prettier.

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Elcee Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 11:20pm
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I've started steaming my gumpaste flowers. They end up with a nice glossy look. The last time I made roses I brushed them with pearl dust and held them in the steam over boiling water for a very short time. I rotated them constantly while they were over the steam. There is a close up of the roses in my pictures, the lime green wedding cake, if you want to see the effect. I've since purchased a hand held clothing steamer but have only used it on a cake, not flowers yet.

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