Fuzzy Fibres In Fondant/gumpaste...help?!

Decorating By lulubee Updated 5 Jun 2011 , 3:43pm by lulubee

lulubee Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 5:00pm
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I am quite new at making cakes and I was wondering if anyone else out there has a problem with little "fuzzies" or fibres sticking in the fondant and gumpaste when rolling it out. I use a silicone mat for rolling it out and I make sure everything is well cleaned before I start, I also use a chamois for drying my hands so I don't have as much residue fibres that a regular towel would leave but I still have this problem! Does anyone have any tips for me?

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KeLs3784 Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 5:10pm
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try taking a little ball of fondant and rubbing your hands all over it before you work with the fondant you will use- then throw that out. should pick up any fibers on your hands- same thing with your rolling pin...


also- have you heard of the mat? i just ordered it from sweet wise- its a two sided vinyl food safe mat that allows you to roll the fondant without it touching the counter top- looks like it would eliminate your problem totally. check out the thread on here called "the mat"

mena2002 Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 5:18pm
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Originally Posted by KeLs3784

try taking a little ball of fondant and rubbing your hands all over it before you work with the fondant you will use- then throw that out. should pick up any fibers on your hands- same thing with your rolling pin...


also- have you heard of the mat? i just ordered it from sweet wise- its a two sided vinyl food safe mat that allows you to roll the fondant without it touching the counter top- looks like it would eliminate your problem totally. check out the thread on here called "the mat"




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Acjohnson Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 5:30pm
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You can use gloves, that may help

lulubee Posted 5 Jun 2011 , 3:43pm
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Thanks everyone icon_smile.gif

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