I've just purchased the paisley impression mat for a large project in June.
The instructions (and some helpful hints here on CC) say to use either a light spritz of cooking spray (the excess wiped off), or a dusting of powdered sugar, for easy release. BUT, from past experience, the spray leaves a residue on the surface of the fondant no matter how careful I was wiping it.
Just how in the WORLD do you get powdered sugar off of rolled black fondant????
I need to do practice runs of this project soon, and would appreciate any and all advice on this subject!
Thanks in advance!
I've only used my impression mat a couple times but found it worked great when I put some Crisco on a paper towel and gave it a good rub-in. That was just enough to keep things from sticking but not so much as to leave residue on the fondant.
Thanks for the suggestion! Though unfortunately, I don't know that it will work on this mat, because it's so full of very small detail. Though I will give that a try with other mats I have that aren't as "busy" as the paisley.
Any other fondant gurus with suggestions? Chime in, please!
Many thanks again,
Once you have rolled your Fondant out - allow it to sit for a good 5 miutes -This will allow it to firm up - then use your impression mat.
By doing this you shouldn't have to use any spray or powdered sugar .
Plus you can get a sharper imprint because the fondant isn't warm and softish from rolling out.
I use impression mats twice a week and just do as i have typed above.
Best thing is - no residue left on Fondant/Medium you are working with.
Thank you, Bluehue!
I will try that today! Since the project I'm using the mat for is cookies, I'm not worried about the fondant being a bit more dry, lying flat on the surface. This sounds perfect!
If you're using black or any dark colored fondant, put cocoa powder in a sack and use that for the poofy instead of a cornstarch poofy. That helps a lot!
lol @ poofy...is that the technical term?
Yep! And "Blopping with your poofy" is a highly skilled technique in the sugar arts!
You should totally do a tutorial on that!
Thanks everyone for the great suggestions!
After a long evening of fiddling with new techniques, I finally got the results I wanted!! I don't know if I'm allowed to "repost" my pics here...so if you care to..take a look in my photos at the finished product. Constructive criticism gladly received!!
Have a great weekend everyone!