I am doing my first fondant cake...and it is going well.
I have corn starch and powered sugar all over it, and need to get rid of it. I heard you use shortening...but it takes a few hours to look normal again.
Also...I need to add decorations on top of the fondant.
I've read you just need to airbrush it w/plain vodka.
Cornstarch should brush off easily but ps can be a bit of a problem from what I have read on here. HTH
spray vodka with airbrsh ,my guess.
I don't dust with cornstarch, because I never figured out how to get it off the darker colors. I just use crisco on my work surface.
I hope someone else has a better answer.
I don't have an airbrush... Also, the cake has cornstarch and PS on it. I didn't know which would work better....
If I use Crisco...is it going to take forever to dry normal?
Also, if I have Crisco all over, can I still add my decorations on top?
I just use a paint brush dipped in lemon extract. Works well and makes the fondant smell wonderful. Good Luck!
From what I have read using Crisco *very, very lightly* on your hands and rub all over the fondant it will make the fondant shiny.
Just use a dot or two of royal to attach your decos.
before using crisco try using a brush or even a paper towel to bruch the corn starch off the fondant.....this works for me
i usually find the sugar brushes off, or try smotin git with your finger, or a bit water.
Thanks for the help! I went ahead and 'criscoed' it...even though I am thinking a papertowel might have been sufficient.
I finished the cake and am so excited about it...about to go deliver. This was really my first honest attempt at covering an actual round cake with fondant (had tried once with a dummy and once with a carved cake).
Oooohhhhhh my! You have every right to be excited about that wonderful creation
I have used alcohol to get the powdered sugar/cornstarch off of a gumpaste/MMF bow. It worked really well for me.
This is my ongoing problem with fondant. Anytime I use it (for decorations only) I deal with the powdered sugar showing. When I have tried rolling it out on crisco, it gets really soft and loses it's shape. I can't seem to win.
We're very dry here. So besides the cornstarch or ps sticking, I feel it also makes it dry and crack too fast. Maybe that's why I'm able to work with just crisco, without making it goopy.
I keep a very soft paint brush handy to brush when I'm done it's whisks away. Has to be very soft or it will dent!!
I agree with jlsheik. I use a very soft bristled paint brush, but I dampen mine with water and then brush the cake. It cleans up the cake nicely, and then you can add your dots or whatever because the water acts as glue, also!
Hope this helps for next time! Your cake turned out fantastic, by the way!!