Getting Cornstarch Off Of Fondant

Decorating By TartletteTreats Updated 13 May 2010 , 8:46pm by TartletteTreats

TartletteTreats Posted 12 May 2010 , 8:45pm
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Sometimes I need the cornstarch to keep my fondant from sticking to the board when I roll it out. How do I get off the excess once it is on the cake?

Thanks!

8 replies
leah_s Posted 12 May 2010 , 8:49pm
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Roll fondant on a THIN film of veg shortening. I quit using cs years ago.

metria Posted 12 May 2010 , 8:50pm
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couple suggestions:

you can brush it off gently with a clean pastry or craft brush.
you can steam it with a clothes steamer or iron.

CakesbyOma Posted 12 May 2010 , 8:53pm
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I find cs easier to remove that ps, but what I also do, is use a piece of left over fondant, roll into a ball, and gently massage over the cake. Gets rid of the cs and leaves a beautiful surface.

TartletteTreats Posted 12 May 2010 , 8:56pm
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Thanks - those all sound like good options. I'll test them and see what works best!

GuinnessTigger Posted 12 May 2010 , 8:57pm
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I use a steam iron and it works wonderfully and saves me a lot of time. I use to use a pastry brush which was very time consuming, at least for me.

mamawrobin Posted 12 May 2010 , 9:33pm
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I use a steamer.

sugarshack Posted 13 May 2010 , 1:17pm
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light rub down with shortening!

TartletteTreats Posted 13 May 2010 , 8:46pm
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ahh, see that's a good idea too. Why didn't I think of any of this? icon_razz.gif

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