i recently built a ruffle right onto a cake and i had read that cotton balls are perfect for holding fondant into place, so that's what i used.
when everything was dry, i went back to remove the cotton, expecting it to slip right out, however, it stuck all over the sugar flower and it was such a hassle to pick off all the little fuzzies.
what do you use?
Small pieces of paper towel or cling wrap wadded up.
AWadded up paper towel is good. Also makeup wedges (unused of course!) are really handy, I use them a lot when building sugar figures, and when propping things on the side of cakes.
Balled up cling wrap---the fondant doesn't stick to it. Sometimes, if what I'm making is really delicate then I make double sure that the fondant doesn't stick to the cling wrap by rubbing a little crisco on my 'ball' of cling wrap :)
I used cotton wool inside mini gumpaste bows once - it was a nightmare! never again.
Cling film is what I use now :-)
AI never thought to use make up wedges. ...thanks for that I always use cling film or kitchen foil going forward I'll prob use make up wedges though xx
I use kitchen towel or bubble wrap.