How Do I Get The Powdered Sugar Off My Figurines?

Decorating By KarenOR Updated 13 Apr 2011 , 2:23am by Coral3

KarenOR Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 12:00am
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I made all the Sesame friends this weekend. I'll be putting together the cake (that will be another post, I have ?s) on Friday. I noticed that most of the characters still have a bunch of powdered sugar that won't brush off easily. Any suggestions?
Thanks!

Here are some of the characters (taken with my phone I'll get better ones later):
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Elmo will be sitting on the railing of the stairs
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Does BB look pregnant? :-*
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I think Super Grover will be crashing into the building. Not sure yet.
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5 replies
carmijok Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 12:17am
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clear lemon extract or alcohol brushed over them will remove excess PS. It evaporates immediately.

jo3d33 Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 12:25am
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I agree with carmijok, just use vodka or you could steam them. If you dont have a steamer, boil a pot of water and wave the figures over the steam....just dont drop them in! lol. They will be shiny but will dry back to normal.

KarenOR Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 12:35am
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Not that I have a steamer but I always wondered about that. SO, they get shiny and then go back to normal? SO, why does Buddy on Cake Boss always steam his cakes if it doesn't last?

I think I'll use the alcohol. A friend gave me a bottle of really strong, nasty rum to use to paint with dusts.

MamaKarrie Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 12:47am
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Oh my goodness... those are soooo stinking cute!!!!

Coral3 Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 2:23am
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I would steam lightly.

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