Why Crisco For Fondant?

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drgrl21 Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 4:36pm
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why crisco for fondant when rolling?


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JoAnnB Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 1:44am
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It helps keep it from gluing to the counter. Powdered sugar tends to leave a powdery surface. Often it doesn't matter, but it can be obvious on some colors.

If you roll it out on a plastic or slicone sheet, you won't need powdered sugar and you can use the plastic to transfer the fondant.

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Lorendabug Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 2:01am
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Rolling out fondant on powdered sugar will also dry out the fondant. The shortening helps to prevent sticking and keeps it pliable. It doesn't take much shortening and it really does the trick.

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