I made a fondant spider tonight but I have some corn starch on it. I remember hearing something about a paintbrush & water? Or something else? I just don't want to do the wrong thing!
A paintbrush and vodka will work better than water. If you don't have vodka, use clear vanilla extract. You can also paint it with a mix of black gel color and vodka for a more intense shade of black.
I agree, vodka would be better as the alcholo evaporates but water might make it a but soft.
Thanks! I would never think of Vodka! Not sure if I have any but I'll check! Thanks!!
I always have vodka in a sqirty bottle to spay over gumpaste to get rid of any unwanted marks left by cornpowder or icing sugar. helps in a spray bottle so that you dont apply presure to the figure and break it.
I also brush it with Crisco. Leaves it nice and shiny. Don't use water - makes it "gummy". I put the Crisco in my palm to warm it a bit while brushing.
Is it separate from the cake? Simply steam it lightly over a pot of boiling water, tea kettle, or clothes steamer.