Donut Cake Disaster And Quick Question

Decorating By mindy1204 Updated 9 Jun 2009 , 11:18am by mindy1204

mindy1204 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 12:26am
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I finished off the donut cake for work tomorrow. I frosted it and it looked good. I heated the buttercream and it seperated (not sure what happened it was recommended here) tried royal icing but it cooled off so quick it didnt spread. I look all the royal icing off which caused me to lose the icing so I had to re-ice the cake. Then the only option I had was cover with fondant. I didnt want to do that because i only had wilton's and it isnt that tasty. but it was either that or scratch the whole cake.

Question is- I mixed the color in the fondant with my hands and now my hands are pink. I washed with soap and it didnt come off. What is the trick to getting it off.

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rharris524 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 1:56am
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The only thing that I know to get food dye off of your hands is time...sorry, I hope someone else has better advice

Elise87 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 1:59am
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lol yeh i had the problem a couple of times and i can't get it off so i just have to wait for it to wear off but am keen to know if there is anything else.

For future if you want you can knead the colour in and i don't get that much colour on my hands at all as long as you keep folding the fondant over the colour to try and not get it directly on your hands even though you will still get some icon_smile.gif

rharris524 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 2:01am
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I forgot to add that your cake is really cute!

Elise87 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 2:07am
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ok i went looking for answers and some suggestions are: lemon juice, toothbrush and baking soda or vinegar?

KoryAK Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 3:13am
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Rub a bunch of oil into your hands (preferably before you try to wash it off the first time) then wash THAT off with soap. It will take most of the color with it.

jlynnw Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 3:23am
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I like the hand scrub stuff. I once did a burgandy fondant for a ribbon for a wedding cake and died my hands. I was in the wedding and desperate. I used a bleach solution like I used to clean the work area. It worked. Probably not the best idea

Bellatheball Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 3:36am
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You have to be really careful when trying to warm up buttercream. If you go too warm, the butter or shortening can start to melt and it'll all separate out.

mindy1204 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 11:18am
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I only put it in for 20 seconds but boy did it seperate... It looked like curdeled milk, yuck. Still have pink hands but they are much better. Thanks for the info.

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