Okay this is probably a silly question but I have read that it is recommended to wear gloves when tinting fondant - does it matter what kind? regular latex gloves ?
I just tinted lots of fondant different colors and did not wear gloves and it was fine.
same here... just last night, i tinted my fondant brown (didnt have any choc fondant) and did not use gloves... to my suprise... NO STAINED HANDS!
Some people are allergic to latex so it is better to avoid using it.
Great! I'd rather not wear gloves but I had visions of blue hands at work for 3 days!
Really? No stained hands... honestly? What kind of gel color are you gals using?
i think the use of crisco prevents the color from staining your hands...
I think the gloves are more for sanitary reasons...not touching with your bare hands what other people will eat. Not so much the staining of your hands
i use the wilton colors that are sold at michaels... and I use crisco and I think that is what helps keep my hands from getting stained... however, I used the black yesterday to paint some fondant figurines i made and the tips of my fingers are purple even with the crisco...
While it is good for sanitary reasons, I just HATE the feeling of wearing gloves. I always start off wearing them and end up taking them off when working with fondant since I feel like I can't really get in to the fondant with gloves... does that make sense? LOL
I used to work in a few restaurants before I got into banking and everyone wore gloves... but to be honest, I am way cleaner than those places even without gloves because they would wear gloves and then handle money or touch something not so clean and go back to working with food without changing the gloves... When I became supervisor, those nasty habits changed real quick! but, still... I prefer working without!
I always get stained hands. I use the Playtex latex and powder free ones you can get from any pharmacy or pharmacy area in the grocery store.