How Do I Remove/avoid The Powder On Fondant?

Decorating By handsomepants Updated 10 May 2010 , 1:55pm by jamiekwebb

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handsomepants Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 6:16am
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This is a problem for me in rolling fondant. How to avoid, or remove, the powdered sugar/corn starch from the top side of the fondant. I always seem to get some on there (don't want it to stick to my rolling pin), and it is really difficult to remove completely. How do I get my fondant to look "clean"? I don't necessarily want it shiny. In fact, I'd rather my fondant have a matte finish, in most cases. I REALLY need some help on this. TFL!

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Ballymena Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 7:02am
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Remove excess with a soft brush, then steam it.

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misabel99 Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 7:15am
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With shortening

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mamawrobin Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 7:55am
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I use a steamer. The shine won't last.

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leah_s Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 1:39pm
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I gave up rolling fondant on PS or CS years ago. I roll on a counter with a THIN film of veg shortening.

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Kayakado Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 6:09pm
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I use lightly greased sheets of vinyl, I never use anything dry and powdery

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andreamen1 Posted 1 May 2010 , 3:27am
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I just spray Vodka with my airbrush.

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citygirlcakes Posted 10 May 2010 , 12:32pm
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i bought a little handheld steamer - best thing to remove powder marks. dries to matte finish.

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hisbird Posted 10 May 2010 , 12:51pm
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I brush mine with a soft brush for a matte look. But i do like mine to look shiney to i brush with a litle water.x

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AnotherCreation Posted 10 May 2010 , 12:58pm
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You can take a small "ball" of the fondant and rub it over the cake and it will remove the powder residue. i do this after rolling and before placing on cake to get the majority off. Just keep kneading the small ball you have when it gets too much ps on it.

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damanda Posted 10 May 2010 , 1:21pm
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I just put my finished cake in the refrigerator that way when I take it out it will sweat just enough to get rid of the ps or cs. No need to buy a steamer.
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Amanda

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Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 10 May 2010 , 1:43pm
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I will only use PS or CS when my fondant is too sticky from adding a lot of coloring. I use shortening to coat my roller and mat.

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jamiekwebb Posted 10 May 2010 , 1:55pm
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I roll mine on a SilPat or silicone mat. Never use PS or CS again.

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