How Do I Remove/avoid The Powder On Fondant?

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

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.
Thank you

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.

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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