I Need Fondant Help!

Decorating By Molly2 Updated 6 Jul 2008 , 4:21am by CakeMakar

Molly2 Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 2:32am
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I am working with a lot of fondant and gum paste on one of the biggest cakes I have ever made my question is when working with the sugar dough some of it is colored will I use powder sugar to keep it from sticking but when I put it in place there is a lot of white powder sugar in my fondant how do I clean that up with out messing my decoration up I did you a pastry brush it did get some of the sugar off but I still have white spots on my fondant


18 replies
Molly2 Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 4:07am
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sugarshack Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 4:32am
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rub just a tiny bit of shortening on them witha q tip or brush or viva. it will absorb in and not be shiny.

Shola Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 4:42am
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I used vodka, but use a piece of cotton material not paper towels otherwise you get bits of paper towel come off! icon_smile.gif

Molly2 Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 4:57am
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Thank You so much I will try that


miny Posted 4 Jul 2008 , 5:14am
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Lightly airbrush it with vodka.

mrs_morton Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 1:27am
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I used to use powdered sugar to roll my fondant but now I use the plastic sheeting you can find in the walmart craft section and PAM nonstick spray. No powdered sugar and no stick. Just lightly spray the plastic (I get the thickest one) and your rolling pin or fondant roller with PAM then roll. I've never had fondant stick to it at all. Sometimes I lightly spray my hands if they are sticky.I found this tip somewhere on CC.

butterflywings Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 3:07am
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i rarely use powdered sugar or cornstarch anymore. i use a little shortening to grease my work area, my roller or tools and my hands.

buttercream_dreams Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 3:27am
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yes, i too use the plastic "fabric" (what is that for anyway, to waterproof tablecloths?) from walmart or other suppliers.
it also works great for cookies as well, especially gingerbread men, or if you have a huge order.

Molly2 Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 7:16am
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Thank You I did do the shortening way now I have another question I have covered my cake with the fondant but I want to add more decoration to it after my fondant dries can I still add using gum paste glue are is it too late


miny Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 7:38am
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Yes, you can use only water if you want, a little works really well.

Molly2 Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 1:35pm
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So I can not use the gum paste glue


miny Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 10:12pm
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You can use it but water works well too, your choice.

disneynutbsv Posted 5 Jul 2008 , 11:02pm
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I would think water would leave a water spot on the fondant??? I use shortening.

sugarshack Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 2:44am
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any of the abpove will work

piping gel
gum glue

doitallmom Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 3:38am
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Never thought of the plastic/vinyl idea, but the shortening woks great for me!

poshcakedesigns Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 3:54am
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I too use the vinyl from WM and cooking spray.

You can get a yard of this in the fabric dept. for under $3.

Don't waste your money on the Wilton fondant mat it's not worth the money (flimsy, thin and wants to curl up)


Cruz Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 4:11am
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The vinyl is the way to go when using colored fondant because you don't have to worry about white spots from powdered sugar/cornstarch. Also, makes it easier to cover big cakes because the fondant sticks to the plastic until you flip it over on to the cake.

CakeMakar Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 4:21am
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You can get a Preval Sprayer (from a home store - like Home Depot or Lowe's) for $3-5 bucks. Put vodka in the glass bottle and spray over the cake. (Do NOT turn it upside down while you're spraying! I learned that one the hard way!) It works great.

As I know this will probably come up: there is some question to its safety with food. I've been using one for years. Duff uses one on Ace of Cakes. Another decorator at a local bakery uses one. No one's died yet, but just so the information is out there.

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