Covering Up Black Stain

Decorating By joeyww12000 Updated 20 Jun 2016 , 1:43pm by cutiger

joeyww12000 Posted 18 Jun 2016 , 5:22am
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I have a little bit of a black stain on a white cream cheese icing from moving a fondant stripe. It's the length of the stripe but it's just a little. Best way to cover it up?

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ElizabethsCakeCreations Posted 18 Jun 2016 , 8:34am
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gently remove the black if you can, and add more icing and smooth as you normally would

ElizabethsCakeCreations Posted 18 Jun 2016 , 8:35am
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I personally roll a toothpick in the part I want to remove

joeyww12000 Posted 18 Jun 2016 , 10:54am
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ElizabethsCakesCreations, the toothpick worked great, especially on a cold cake.900_covering-up-black-stain_9541715765286f9b186.jpg

ElizabethsCakeCreations Posted 18 Jun 2016 , 10:57am
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Awesome! I have made many a mistake ;-)

-K8memphis Posted 18 Jun 2016 , 11:00am
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yes what ecc said -- i take a hat pin and wield it like a machete and cutout the booboo and re-ice -- phwp phwp phwp blush.png seriously they are wonderful at surgically removing just such problems -- they are "the fixer" hahahaha

a pearl head hat pin is a must in a cake decorator's arsenal -- I keep mine stuck in a piece of styrofoam -- and fwiw if you sticK toothpicks in the rest of the foam you can store your favorite piping tubes upright  as well -- so you don't have to go scrounging and clawing through an endless ocean of tubes -- makes me shudder 

best to you

jgifford Posted 18 Jun 2016 , 11:36am
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Want to give odds on how many people ask what a hat pin is? 

-K8memphis Posted 18 Jun 2016 , 11:47am
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jgifford -- hey so I'm old -- a hat pin is the long skinny pearl head one that the banquet halls use to pin on table skirting -- so we should call them skirt pins now? smile.png

that btw used to hold on a lady's hat ergo 'le chapeau pin'

carolinecakes Posted 18 Jun 2016 , 2:24pm
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I have a box of those pins leftover from the days when I use to make corsages for Baby Showers and the like. You are right, it's a multi purpose must have. I use it to release air bubbles in fondant also.

-K8memphis Posted 18 Jun 2016 , 2:33pm
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boom.png bam

high five, carolinecakes


cutiger Posted 20 Jun 2016 , 1:43pm
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I love the toothpick tip!  Have never tried it but that is one I will remember when I need it.  Thanks so much!

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