Everclear Substitute?

Decorating By CakeIstryByRhea Updated 29 Sep 2012 , 2:20pm by flower68

CakeIstryByRhea Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 12:57am
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Hello All,

I want to have something on hand to deal with water spots that appear on fondant and I read that Everclear works well with a light dusting of cornstarch BUT in Canada (B.C. to be exact) Everclear can only be purchased for industrial or medical purposes and with a permit.

What else can I use to "clean up" water spots from fondant?

Thanks to you all!

6 replies
Diana81 Posted 22 Sep 2012 , 3:31am
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I heard smirnoff vodka.

metria Posted 23 Sep 2012 , 12:34am
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You basically need a clear, edible alcohol ... something that will evaporate quickly without discoloring your work. People use Everclear specifically because it's clear and has such a high percentage of alcohol. But you can use vodka or lemon extract. Hope that helps!

DeniseNH Posted 23 Sep 2012 , 12:44am
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Try what I do. Press your finger into some powdered sugar and rub the slightest amount of it over the shiny spot. Pouf, it disappears.

BakingIrene Posted 23 Sep 2012 , 1:06am
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Look for 151 proof rum, it might not be white but it sure has the higher alcohol level.

niccicola Posted 23 Sep 2012 , 1:02pm
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I use the cheapest vodka avavilable, typically Aristocrat. Works just as good (in my opinion)

flower68 Posted 29 Sep 2012 , 2:20pm
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Does anyone know if you can buy lemon extract with alcohol in the UK?

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