Powered Sugar On Fondant And Gumpaste

Decorating By jpdesserts Updated 24 Jan 2009 , 9:39pm by sugarshack

jpdesserts Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 8:34pm
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I'm making some decorations using black fondant and gumpaste. I thought once they sat the extra powdered sugar would absorb but it didn't. You will be able to see the pieces from both sides so I need to get rid of all excess. Would would you use? I tried a small paint brush with water and it helped but the pieces became sticky and they take a long time to dry. I think volka might work? Can i use lemon juice? Any suggestions?

I hope this makes sense.

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jlsheik Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 8:47pm
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Your right...water makes it sticky.
I use a soft viva paper towel and buff off the excess or a very soft paint brush. You can also buff the surface with a little crisco or shortening.
I try to just put the sugar or corn starch or the surface and I try not to turn it over while I roll.

Hope this helps!
Happy caking.

jpdesserts Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 8:54pm
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Thanks! I will try that.

GrandmaG Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 9:09pm
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Here's a great thread about that problem! icon_smile.gif


jpdesserts Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 9:19pm
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Thanks so much for the thread GrandmaG! That really helped!

sugarshack Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 9:39pm
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