Fondant Help!

Decorating By chocomama Updated 29 Aug 2009 , 1:27am by chocomama

chocomama Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 11:11pm
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I'm using Satin Ice for the first time and love it except that I have some cornstarch marks that won't go away. The fondant is red - maybe it's standing out b/c of the intense color, I don't know. Anyway, that's not the real problem. I'm making a toolbox cake and have screwed up the edges and now have a package effect going on. I couldn't start over b/c the underside of the fondant had picked some of the chocolate icing underneath so there was no turning back once it was on. I trimmed as much as the fondant as I could but I'm still not happy with it. Is there anything I could do to lessen the appearance of the lines or maybe a way I could use the mistake and make it look purposeful in the toolbox design? I'm grasping at straws here! ACK!!

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Texas_Rose Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 11:14pm
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Paint the cornstarch with vodka. The vodka will evaporate and the cornstarch will disappear.

chocomama Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 11:26pm
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Crap. I don't have any vodka. Thanks for the tip, though!

Laurascakefactory Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 11:38pm
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Use a clothing steamer.. lightly steam the cake and all the cornstarch will go away and also shine up the fondant.

Texas_Rose Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 11:40pm
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You can use clear vanilla or almond extracts too.

Vodka is cheaper, that's why I use it, but any colorless extract will work. The higher the alcohol content the faster it will dry.

Tona Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 11:40pm
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You can also go over the cake lightly with shortening and the corn start will go away

chocomama Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 12:05am
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Wow, thanks for the help!

chocomama Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 1:27am
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I tried some clear vanilla on a couple of small spots on the side and while the corn starch went away, the area is now shiny. Will that disappear?

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