I've done a lot of cakes and I like to use my steamer to make them shine. But now I want to do a cake without that but my fondant just never looks as perfect as I've seen others look. Do I blot it with cornstarch? Any suggestions?
Are you making your own fondant? I use Fondx & Satin Ice and they have a matte finish.
Yes Ma'am, I make my own with Marshmallows.
AShow us an example of what you're trying to fix, if you can.
When I started out, I made my own MMF. I remember it being shiny...which I didn't mind. The commercial stuff has a more matte finish. Not sure how to matte down MMF. Maybe someone who uses it can help you.
Thank you, I'm sure it's the Crisco. Appreciate the assistance :-).
I began to mix my own MMF with Satin Ice. This cuts down on the cost, gives me the matte finish I love and has a workable consistency. Also, I barely use Crisco - I only use it to coat my hands, the bowl and utensil(s). I use powdered sugar to roll out my fondant. Hopefully this helps.
AI use mmf and its never shiny.....are you rolling out your fondant on shortening? I think that could be a problem...I use cornstarch to roll it out...
Are you rolling out on 'The Mat'? That has given my cakes a shiny surface sometimes.
I use marshmallow fondant and I've noticed when I roll out the fondant with Crisco, it gets a really shiny look. I use cornstarch and parchment paper, and that works well for me.
AThank you all for the info. I only use CRISCO in my MMF recipe, I use cornstarch now to tone down the shine. I use to buy Satin Ice but I prefer the cost and taste of mine better