Hi all, I have a bit of a silly question!
Last weekend, I made chocolate marshmallow fondant, and it worked just splendidly! The only problem was that after I got it all smoothed out on my cake, there was still some powerdered sugar left on the surface?
How do I remove that powdered sugar?
I ended up brusing the whole thing with water, which worked. But, it also make the surface super shiny. This time the shinyness worked out ok, but what if I want a matte finish?
Use a small ball of fondant and rub over the surface of the fondant on the cake. That will usually take care of most of it. I don't use sugar on my counter any more -- I lightly spray my counter with Pam and roll out on that. It seems to absorb it, and I don't have to worry about the sugar.
Rub it with a small amount of shortening
Use cornstarch instead of powdered sugar. It doesn't take as much. Then once you have the fondant rolled out as big as you need it, rub your hands over it until no cornstarch is visible, then pick it up and put it on the cake. If you have any visible cornstarch left on the cake, use a clean pastry brush to dust it off.
I always go over my cakes with clear vanilla or almond on a pastry brush. It gets rid of all the powder and gives it a nice bright finish. It dries matte, not shiny like water. Also, it doesn't change the taste like you would think.
I use either a little bit of water(like you did) which doesnt always get the best results. Or i use just a tiny bit of shortening on a paper towel. That seems to work best.