Black Fondant Spider W/corn Starch On It!

Decorating By jenncal55 Updated 12 Nov 2009 , 8:32pm by Win

jenncal55 Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 5:54am
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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!

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6 replies
Texas_Rose Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 6:04am
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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.

Lyndseyb52 Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 4:11pm
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I agree, vodka would be better as the alcholo evaporates but water might make it a but soft.

Lyndsey xx

jenncal55 Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 5:56pm
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Thanks! I would never think of Vodka! Not sure if I have any but I'll check! Thanks!!


rainbow_kisses Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 8:13pm
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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.

KristyCakes Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 8:20pm
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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.

Win Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 8:32pm
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Is it separate from the cake? Simply steam it lightly over a pot of boiling water, tea kettle, or clothes steamer.

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