cakemom2007 Posted 21 Jan 2012 , 4:57am
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I am making a gumpaste shoe as a cake topper for my mom's birthday cake. I am making the shoe black and am struggling with getting the powdered sugar off the gumpaste, any suggestions?

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FromScratchSF Posted 21 Jan 2012 , 5:05am
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Try rubbing shortening on the dried gumpaste.

Good luck!

msthang1224 Posted 21 Jan 2012 , 5:06am
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Hi

Use a little shirtening on a brush and it will come off. Dont worry about the shine thats left behind bc it will dissolve after a while like nothing was even on it.

HTH

kimbm04r Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 12:12am
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I steam all of my gumpaste decorations. It makes them shiny but that will even dull a little after they dry. I also love the way they look once steamed, more smooth and realistic.

cakebaker1957 Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 1:07pm
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I steam all of my gumpaste decorations. It makes them shiny but that will even dull a little after they dry. I also love the way they look once steamed, more smooth and realistic.




How do you steam the gumpaste and will it work on fondant???

Jan14grands Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 1:22pm
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I don't have a steamer, but for small fondant pieces, I hold them over a pot of steaming water for a few seconds. Works wonders

cakebaker1957 Posted 23 Jan 2012 , 1:30pm
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Originally Posted by Jan14grands

I don't have a steamer, but for small fondant pieces, I hold them over a pot of steaming water for a few seconds. Works wonders




I have a steamer but i was wondering if i could steam everything its is all fondant except Hello Kittys bow which is fondant but it has rinestones on it.

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