Confectioner's Glaze

Confectioner’s Glaze or Resinous Glaze refers to a coating that is high- quality shellac made from a natural resin, prepared specifically for food use. When used in food and confections, it is also known as confectioner's glaze, resinous glaze, pure food glaze, natural glaze, or confectioner's resin.

Confectioner’s glaze used for candy contains roughly up to 35% shellac, while the remaining components are volatile organic compounds that evaporate after the glaze is applied.

The main uses of glaze in confectionery are to do with coating chocolate goods, such as candy-covered nuts and raisins, and similar products. But what many people may not realize is that it’s also used as a coating on some nutritional supplements, medicines, chewing gum, fruit, and even coffee beans. It's a common ingredient in children's medicines and even some children's frozen foods.

Confectioner’s glaze is applied to foods to help protect the food’s surface and improve the appearance by providing a smooth, glossy finish. Simply brush on the glaze to make your sugar art shine. You can even restore bloomed candy with this glaze. Because ordinary cleaning products will not work to clean your brushes and tools, it is recommended that you use Confectioner’s Glaze Thinner to clean up.

The glaze works well as a paint medium. Simply mix the glaze with your powder colors or luster’s and mix, this creates a perfect paint mixture that can be used on any confectionery item such as; Fondant, chocolate etc.

It is a glaze made from wax-free shellac. Since it is wax free, it has a lower viscosity allowing for a higher solids application. Clear or Refined Glaze provides quick uniform drying, superior color retention, prolonged appearance and taste over extended time periods. The finished product will have a clear brilliant finish and enhanced clarity.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) has reviewed the ingredients used in resinous and confectioner’s glazes and approved their use in foods. The product is listed on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Inactive ingredient list. The FDA classifies shellac as GRAS, or Generally, Recognize as Safe.