Vodka / Everclear...? Never Used This Stuff...

Decorating By WhenTalentsCollide Updated 16 May 2011 , 5:59am by DerrellC

WhenTalentsCollide Posted 14 May 2011 , 9:45pm
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So I've been reading people suggesting using these items as a "cleaner" for your fondant...?

Does this do anything to the flavor? And at what point do you spray the cake down with it...?

Any other helpful hints would be much appreciated. Some really great artists on the site, glad I found it...!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 14 May 2011 , 11:05pm
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I have used it to spray the fondant to clean away the cornstarch or powdered sugar that what you mean.It evaporates so it doesn't change the flavor..

SwtCanuck Posted 14 May 2011 , 11:18pm
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And I use a paintbrush to wipe away any icing sugar let over.

cole10 Posted 14 May 2011 , 11:19pm
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I used to use vodka to spray the cake down to remove excess powdered sugar before I started airbrushing my cakes. However, I always felt like it left my cakes sticky and took forever to dry, no matter how lightly I sprayed. Now I remove any excess sugar with a light dusting with a sponge and sometimes spray a pearl sheen for that shiny effect. Hope this helps.

WhenTalentsCollide Posted 15 May 2011 , 11:20pm
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Thank you for the replies and yes I just want to know how to clean off excess powdered sugar...

I may also consider rolling in corn starch as from what i read this seems to not stick to fondant as much...

I make my own fondant so it tends to be stickier than premade stuff, but tastes WAY better...

tiggy2 Posted 16 May 2011 , 2:25am
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You can also rub your fondant down with shortening to remove ps or cornstarch

DerrellC Posted 16 May 2011 , 5:59am
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Another use is after you fight the humidity and cracked fondent for several hours, just throw a couple of ice cubes,and OJ in with the vodka and take a well deserved break !!

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