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...!
I have used it to spray the fondant to clean away the cornstarch or powdered sugar marks...is that what you mean.It evaporates so it doesn't change the flavor..
And I use a paintbrush to wipe away any icing sugar let over.
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.
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...
You can also rub your fondant down with shortening to remove ps or cornstarch
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 !!