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!
Remove excess with a soft brush, then steam it.
I use a steamer. The shine won't last.
I gave up rolling fondant on PS or CS years ago. I roll on a counter with a THIN film of veg shortening.
I use lightly greased sheets of vinyl, I never use anything dry and powdery
I just spray Vodka with my airbrush.
i bought a little handheld steamer - best thing to remove powder marks. dries to matte finish.
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
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.
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.
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.
I roll mine on a SilPat or silicone mat. Never use PS or CS again.