Help! - Confectioner's/icing Sugar Residue On Fondant

Decorating By KatesCakesBC Updated 24 Nov 2011 , 10:15pm by Relznik

KatesCakesBC Posted 24 Nov 2011 , 7:54pm
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Hello,

I have just completed a baby shower for this weekend for my best friend's baby shower. It is decorated with fondant accents -- leaves, stripes, flowers etc. I have had a problem in the past with the fondant sticking to my countertop so I was extra "generous" with the icing sugar this time when dusting the surface before rolling. Now all my accents are still covered in it and they look sorta moldy. The colours are not "popping" the way they should because it is all sugary. Any tips on how to get rid of this problem???

Thanks
K

5 replies
chanielisalevy Posted 24 Nov 2011 , 8:53pm
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Yep - just rub some shortening over them (crisco) with the tip of a finger or a paper towel - works even on black fondant.

bakingkat Posted 24 Nov 2011 , 9:08pm
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Either steam it gently or lightly rub it with shortening.

Relznik Posted 24 Nov 2011 , 9:53pm
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I always use a clear alcohol to lightly brush over any icing sugar marks left on paste.

Dampen (not totally soak) a clean paintbrush and then brush over the sugar.

HTH

Suzanne x

KatesCakesBC Posted 24 Nov 2011 , 9:57pm
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Thank you! It will not make the fondant to sticky/gummy?

K

Relznik Posted 24 Nov 2011 , 10:15pm
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Originally Posted by KatesCakesBC

Thank you! It will not make the fondant to sticky/gummy?

K




No, not if you use a really high volume of alcohol. I use food grade IPA (isopropyl alcohol) but a good vodka will do the same thing! icon_smile.gif

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