How Do You Clean The Fondant?

Decorating By ginger6361 Updated 17 Jan 2011 , 9:36pm by ginger6361

ginger6361 Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 7:34pm
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I always see these cake decorators using powered sugar, or cornstarch, when rolling out fondant. My question is, how do they clean this off the fondant after decorating? Specially on black or dark colored decorations??

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Tclanton Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 7:37pm
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Good question - I have wondered that myself.

kerrimanda Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 7:44pm
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You can brush it with water or vanilla. The vanilla leaves more of a sheen so either use it sparingly or brush the entire surface so it will be even.

Ambar2 Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 7:47pm
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oh thats how they get the shine?

smurffy Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 7:47pm
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You can take a piece of fondant that doesn't have cornstarch or powdered sugar on it and rub it on the cake surface. This will clean up the cake without making it wet or giving it a shine.
If you want a shine on your cake you can steam it like they do on Cake Boss.

CakeryBakery Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 8:00pm
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If you steam the fondant cake it will clean the sugars and powders off PLUS will give a really nice sheen. Just be careful not to steam too long it will melt the fondant.

smbegg Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 8:01pm
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I rub my cakes with shortening to clean them. It works two fold: I moisturize the fondant to keep it from cracking and it gives it a nice shine.

YouCaterer Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 8:25pm
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I've also used a damp cloth to polish it off.

TejasRebel Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 8:47pm
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For dark fondants, I once had a pro pastry chef tell me to use cocoa powder instead of powdered sugar when rolling out.

allaboutcakeuk Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 9:02pm
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If it is on dark fondants I use a little alcohol that seems to work really well. I dust as much off as possible firstly with a clean paint brush then use a little alcohol or rejuvenator spirit on a brush it seems to dissolve the powdered sugar or cornstarch but not affect the fondant. HTH

KathysCC Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 9:20pm
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I try not to overdo the powdered sugar to avoid the look but I have a large pastry brush that I use to brush off excess powdered sugar. It has very fine bristles and works really well to remove the powder.

ginger6361 Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 9:36pm
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thanks to everyone for the info!!

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