Urgent Help Pls!

Decorating By ikklejo Updated 6 Jul 2009 , 4:45pm by ikklejo

ikklejo Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 3:57pm
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Ive just finished making a handbag cake from fondant and it looks good apart from i cant get all the icing sugar off the fondant which i ued to roll it out? I want the colour to look really bold and it dosent! Is there anything i can brush on like water or something??

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cathie_shinnick Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 4:07pm
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Dont use water! If you have some, brush it with lemon extract or vodka( the alcohol will evaporate) that should do it.

ikklejo Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 4:14pm
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ok brill thank you very much!


pinkflower1212 Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 4:15pm
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In the video I watched over the weekend from Sugarshack - she shows a tip for removing the cornstarch. Take a little bit of shortening and a papertowel and cover the spots with it - then with a clean papertowel you go back up and rub the excess off. After a few hours the shine of the shortening will disappear and you will have a nice satin sheen to your cake.

She did it on the video and it worked on there. Hope this helps!

Win Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 4:19pm
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If you have a clothes steamer get it going and use it to lightly steam the surface of your fondant... it will make everything look fantastic. Make sure to hold the steamer far enough away that you are getting a mist and not close enough to allow it drip.

ikklejo Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 4:27pm
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I have just read somewhere that if u use the steam setting on the iron or a hair dryer on a low heat?? Are these true too??

ikklejo Posted 6 Jul 2009 , 4:45pm
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wow thanks everyone ive just used the steamer and it looks fab - thankyou!!

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