Working With Black Fondant, Cornstarch Makes A Mess!

Decorating By Debbie88 Updated 24 Jan 2009 , 3:48am by njusaguy

Debbie88 Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 12:25am
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Anyone has some suggestions for working with black fondant.
What should I roll it out in, the cornstarch makes white marks
all over???

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indydebi Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 12:50am
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I use a clean white towel and just wipe it off. Comes off great. Just worked with some today.

prterrell Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 2:21am
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I roll my fondant using shortening instead of cornstarch or powdered sugar. I find that it works much much better and doesn't get too dry!

terrylee Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 2:30am
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Like prterell - but I spray my surface with pam.... Pam or shortening also add a slight sheen to the fondant.

pinkbox Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 2:35am
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I've used cocoa powder before instead of the cornstarch

indydebi Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 2:40am
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Originally Posted by pinkbox

I've used cocoa powder before instead of the cornstarch


Hey that's a cool idea!

sugarshack Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 3:32am
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wipe it down with shortening after you are done; cures all ills

njusaguy Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 3:48am
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Or skip the cornstarch/powdered sugar and just roll on (or between) large pieces of acetate, silicone, or even upholstery plastic from JoAnne fabric.

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