Best Powder For Rolling Coloured Fondant?

Decorating By sunshinefred Updated 21 Apr 2010 , 9:41pm by Loucinda

sunshinefred Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 10:35pm
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What is the best powder to use for rolling out coloured fondant? I recently used cornflour in a trial run for a cake with purple fondant, and some of the flour stuck in the little cracks and didn't look so great.... Should I use icing sugar? A book I have recommends cornflour over icing sugar because the icing sugar can go sticky?? What do you recommend?


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dguerrant Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 10:39pm
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I always used 10x powdered sugar, never had a problemicon_smile.gif

mamawrobin Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 6:06am
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I use cornstarch but I steam all of my cakes and that removes any traces of the cornstarch.

sunshinefred Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 8:42pm
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Thanks, how do you steam a cake??

Loucinda Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 9:41pm
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I don't use either one. I use a small amount of vegetable shortning on the mat to roll the fondant out on, no sticking, no dusty fondant. icon_smile.gif

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