Rolling Out Black Gumpaste

Decorating By ForNikoandAnna Updated 10 May 2008 , 1:18am by ForNikoandAnna

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ForNikoandAnna Posted 9 May 2008 , 7:53pm
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Before I attempt this how should I roll out black gumpaste? Do I use cornstarch? Or will thet leave me with white powder covering my decoration?

TIA!

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JoAnnB Posted 9 May 2008 , 7:58pm
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I have used a very, very fine sifting of cornstarch for gp. you can generally rub it out with your hands. Try a small piece, just to be sure.

for certain things, you can roll it on plastic without cornstarch, but not everything works that way.

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saracupcake Posted 9 May 2008 , 8:39pm
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I use white fat, just rub a small amount on your board and a litte on your rolling pin. I've never had any problems with it and it doesn't leave any marks.

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deeb173 Posted 9 May 2008 , 9:34pm
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I think that if you use corn starch you can just put a little shortening on a papertowel afterwards and it will take up the excess corn starch. It will make the fondant shiny for a little while but that will soak in and it should be perfect.

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ForNikoandAnna Posted 10 May 2008 , 1:18am
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Looks like the cornstarch then the shortening afterwards did the trick! Thanks a bunch ladies!

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