Corn Flour, Fondant Looking Dull.

Decorating By Pritter_glincess Updated 21 Aug 2012 , 10:50pm by ApplegumPam

Pritter_glincess Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 5:40pm
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Hi, I have just covered one of my cakes in fondant and it was sticking to my pin like crazy so I have had to use a fair amount of corn flour. I have have tried to wipe off as much as I can with my hand, paper towel and a fondant smoother but it still looks dusty.
Is there anything I can do to get rid of it without making the cake look shiny?


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3D-Sweets Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 5:43pm
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You can brush it with a food-safe paintbrush dipped in vodka, just don't have it dripping wet, and the alcohol will evaporate. Some folks swear by rubbing it with shortening, but I find it leaves it shiny and sticky.

Leauna Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 6:38pm
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You can also rub it with another piece of fondant. I heard this works well. icon_smile.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 7:56pm
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Because of this issue, I avoid all dusts when rolling out fondant.

I roll it out on a smear of crisco (vegetable shortening) on a piece of The Mat (food safe vinyl) OR directly on my solid surface countertop (again, with a smear of crisco. No clean up needed for the fondant or the counter.

Misting it with vodka will work very well.


ApplegumPam Posted 21 Aug 2012 , 10:50pm
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The ball of fondant used to 'polish' the fondant is something that has been used for a long time - it really does work and is great for giving all your cakes a really 'satiny' look

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