hope someone can help me on this...does anyone know how to remove icing/powdered sugar from fondant? when im molding or cutting out letters i obviously powder my surface but ultimately one side always ends up covered in sugar and then leaves a dull surface to my cake ive tried brushing it off with a paint brush and this gets rid of a little but not much, also tried painting a bit of water on but this just makes the fondant sticky and when it dried its still left behind! grrrr, does anyone have a tips apart from using a steamer?
many thanks in advance!!
Buy a small clothes steamer. I bought one from Target for 5.00 and it works great. Just don't steam it to long or get to close.
I have brushed fondant with a little vodka to get the ps off. It freaked me out at first to do this, but it dried quickly, did not leave it sticky, and gave the design a nice bright look.
I use cornstarch rather than powdered sugar, and I remove it by lightly rubbing the surface with a little wad of fondant.
I have seen them rub with fondant (as noted above) on the cake challenges/shows. Also, they sometimes use steamers. Boy, when I went looking for one couldn't find any cheap ones. (Of course, at one time we must have had 5 of them in our house before we took stock and got rid of them (BC - before caking).
Wow, thank you so much for your fast responses, they are so helpful!! i really appreciate it and ill try them all tomorrow thanks again x
I use clear vanilla and brush the cake with a cake brush over all fondant after the cake is complete and assembled. It leaves a wonderful glazed look, it enhances the colors and looks awesome. Hope that helps.
I barely use any ps or cs when I am cutting out fondant shapes/letters.
I begin by kneading in a bit of shortening before I roll the fondant out.
I might lightly dust the surface with some ps/cs, roll the fondant out and then cut.
You can use a thin plastic cutting board to roll out the fondant as well. It doesn't require very much ps/cs either.
I never roll on CS or PS, except when using Tappits. I roll on vegetable shortening and I never have to worry about getting powder off of my product. It saves so much mess & clean up. I honestly can't see doing it any other way.
With the Tappits, if the CS is an issue, I spray them with a bit of Everclear or vodka.
when i use tappitts or cut small fondant decos, i knead the fondant or g/p with little crisco, then roll out on a cake board covered with white shiny freezer paper that you get at grocery store. Works beautifully . does not stick . I have some cake friends that roll out their fondant for cakes this same way. I have not tried that, but using the tappitts,etc. it is wonderful.
I use the CS on the top side of the gum paste so that it releases easily from the Tappit cutter--especially those $&%^ letters with really skinny areas........