I've seen buddy valastro use a clothes steamer to attach fondant accents and then to finish a piece. Does anyone here use it? I am struggling to gett all the corn starch or confec sugar off my finished fondant cakes and up til now have been brushing it all off with a brush and even then its not that clean crisp look. Sometimes I use a damp brush if I have time for it to dry before delivery. Would be great if I could just steam the whole thing quickly.
Nah, too much trouble. I use a garment steamer for steaming gumpaste flowers.
I find it much easier to airbrush the cake with vodka to remove cornstarch residue.
I have used the grament steamer, but found that it was too difficult to use on small pieces. I have seen on Amazon a small steamer (Nick Lodge uses one) that sits right on your desk and maybe about 5-inches high.
I like the vodka and airbrush idea since I recently got an airbrush.
WalMart had a mini one last week when I was there, it was by the irons. I had to get a big one for my couch, never thought to use it on a cake!
Would you be able to use the small shark steamer, with the nozzle attachment?
I read a post the other day about steaming flowers etc after the luster/petal dusts are applied to set them and make them shiny. How far away do you haveto hold the steamer from the flower etc