How Do I Get Powdered Sugar Off Black Fondant?!

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Stephania27 Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 9:37pm
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I am making my first cake with black fondant, and I already know I am going to have powdered sugar ALL over it when I am done rolling it out. What is the best method to get all that sugar off so my cake looks black again?

I have heard of using vodka or water, but was told that could weaken or crack the dried fondant. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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plbennett_8 Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 10:02pm
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I take a "paint" brush and gently brush off as much as possible. Then I either spray it with Everclear (never had a problem), or cover it with a light coat of shorting (will absorb in a couple of hours). Water will make it sticky...

HTH,
Pat B.

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waddayaknowjoe Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 11:13pm
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I did the same thing with vodka. I put a little bit of vodka in a cup and brushed it on. It didn't take much time et all and did a great job. It dryed in no time.

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chilz822 Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 11:26pm
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you can also wipe it down with a tiny bit of shortening. It will bring the color back and absorb into the fondant.

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timhenk Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 12:32am
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I use cornstarch instead of powdered sugar because i think it comes off more easily.

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tiggy2 Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 12:36am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chilz822

you can also wipe it down with a tiny bit of shortening. It will bring the color back and absorb into the fondant.



Eacly what she said thumbs_up.gif

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ski Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 12:44am
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Oh no my dears...a hand steamer cleans right up, no mess and a beautiful shine

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mw902 Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 1:03am
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Great idea on the steamer, I have used pam and sprayed it VERY lightly and it worked perfectly. Good luck!

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sugarshack Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 1:56am
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shortening
fast
easy voila!

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Stephania27 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 3:36pm
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Thanks so much! I tried the shortening method and it worked perfectly!

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