Too Much Powdered Sugar On Fondant, How Do I Remove It

Decorating By hapydazy Updated 23 May 2009 , 3:52pm by mareg

hapydazy Posted 23 May 2009 , 1:50pm
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Hi, I live in Florida so I am using confectioners sugar to combat the wet fondant now that I have it all on and decorated how do I remove the excess sugar. I have brushed it and it still looks dull and powdery. Can I give it an egg wash to bring it back to life? icon_confused.gif

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Texas_Rose Posted 23 May 2009 , 2:15pm
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Try painting it with a little vodka. That should melt the sugar and give you a nice shiny look.

hapydazy Posted 23 May 2009 , 2:24pm
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Thanks it worked!!! Now it is drying.

lovetofrost Posted 23 May 2009 , 2:28pm
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what if you don't have vodka?

azeboi2005 Posted 23 May 2009 , 2:32pm
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If you have a steamer run it over the fondant and the excess will melt right off, or you can get shortening and rub it on the fondant. Those are the methods I use and it works great!

Mikel79 Posted 23 May 2009 , 2:39pm
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I use Crisco Shortening to rub the excess sugar off...

Texas_Rose Posted 23 May 2009 , 2:51pm
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Originally Posted by lovetofrost

what if you don't have vodka?

I always have vodka icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

but if you don't, you can use clear vanilla or lemon or almond extracts.

mareg Posted 23 May 2009 , 3:52pm
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I use a VERY fine mist of water ( I suppose you could put vodka or vanilla too) and let it dry without touching it. It gets rid of all the power. FYI.... the sour candy spray bottles that the kids love is a great fine mister. I save my kids and wash them out and they work great.

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