Emergency ! Powdered Sugar Wont Get Off Red Fondant!!!

Decorating By lOIDA Updated 23 Sep 2009 , 8:04pm by Loucinda

lOIDA Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 3:48am
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Im doing a red fire truck thats beingndelivered tommorrow MORNING and ive got powdered sugar on the fondant and it wont come off!!!! Didnt get wet or anhthing but i cant get it off looks horrible PLEASEMPLEASE HELP!!!

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Texas_Rose Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 3:53am
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Paint it with vodka. When it dries, the powdered sugar will be gone. The alcohol will evaporate too.

If you'd like it to be glossy, you could mix some red color with the vodka and paint the whole truck.

mwest110 Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:06am
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Yep, paint with vodka or use lemon juice.

step0nmi Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:22am
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I've always used a brush to get off as much as I could and then rubbed my fondant with shortening. The shortening keeps it shiny! icon_smile.gif

Rylan Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:23am
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Rub it with shortening and wipe it off with a paper towel.

pieceacake830 Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:33am
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I just airbrush plain water on the fondant, and the powdered sugar disappears!

Cakeonista Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 4:37am
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Steam your cake with a clothes steamer. Will get off any powdered sugar and will set everything in place as well as give it a nice finish.

lOIDA Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 8:22pm
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I just wanted to thank all of you for your help! I was up until 2:38 a.m. but it got finished and saved from the powdered sugar! It's far from perfect but the birthday boy LOVED it (and so did his family) so I'm happy! thanks again!

-K8memphis Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 8:29pm
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Lick it.
































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jimswife182 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 6:48pm
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Rub your fondant with another peice of fondant of the same color, kind of buffs the sugar out. I like the steamer method too, because it also makes the cake shine like an actual paint job.

Loucinda Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 8:04pm
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That is the main reason I roll all my fondant for big pieces with shortning - no dusty fondant to worry about. I only roll little pieces that I want to dry with ps or cornstarch.

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