Fondant Question

Decorating By diamondsmom Updated 2 Jun 2009 , 9:28pm by Rylan

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diamondsmom Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 6:50pm
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I am making a batch of Mashmallow Fondant. I need to know when rolling out the fondant do I use Corn starch or Powdered sugar to dust the surface of the countertop and the rolling pin?

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idjitmom Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 7:06pm
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I use corn starch. I've tried powdered sugar, & I find that it can be lumpier & harder to dust off the finaly product.

You can also use shortning.

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Texas_Rose Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 7:07pm
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I use corn starch. I've used crisco in the past and it's easier if you're working on a surface the fondant might stick to (like the wilton roll and cut mat), but it doesn't give as nice of a finish as cornstarch does.

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bashini Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 7:25pm
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Cornstarch, Always!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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diamondsmom Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 7:29pm
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Thanks A lot. one other question. What kind of colouring do you use to colour the fondant? Is it the gel colours or the liquid colouring?

thanks again

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Rylan Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 9:28pm
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I use a combination of cornstartch and powdered sugar. I also use gel colours to tint my fondant. Good luck.

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