How Do U Have A Smooth Clean Fondant Look?

Decorating By aminaz Updated 16 Nov 2008 , 4:16am by Frankyola

aminaz Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 11:45pm
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i've recently been covering my cakes with fondant and i'm ejoying it. but theres one problem. how do you get rid of corn starch marks of your fondant. i recently covered a cake with red fondant and it had cornstarch everywhere which gave it a dusty look. can anyone give advice on how to take it off?

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karateka Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 1:54am
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I usually rub it off with a paper towel or use a pastry brush.

sugarshack Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 1:59am
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thems_my_kids Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 2:04am
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Is the cornstarch to keep it from sticking?

SweetResults Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 3:18am
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i use my airbrush and lightly spray the whole cake with a little vodka - i try to brush it off with a fluffy paintbrush, but sometimes I have a few stubborn spots. the vodka does the trick and dries pretty quickly.

rachel-b Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 3:30am
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I am so glad someone asked this question! I just figured it came with practice. I'm going to try the Crisco tomorrow. Will it leave it with a shiny look?

sugarshack Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 6:15am
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it will be shiny for a little while and then look normal and pretty!

aminaz Posted 15 Nov 2008 , 10:23am
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thanks for everyones replys. just wanted to see how i shoud rub the cake with crisco? with my fingertips or with something else. also when you say crisco do you mean vedgtable shortening?can it be done useing margerine?

sugarshack Posted 15 Nov 2008 , 5:32pm
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shortening with a paper towel, take off excess. it will all absorb in in a little while and look great!

Frankyola Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:16am
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I rub a little crisco it work fantastic. thumbs_up.gif

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