Rolling Out Fondant

Decorating By BabyBear3 Updated 17 Aug 2008 , 7:06pm by tracey1970

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BabyBear3 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 6:33pm
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When you roll out fondant.....what do you put under it to make it not stick?

I was in a competition yesterday and all I had was 10x sugar and I was rollingout black fondant. All that 10x sugar was hard to get off of the black fondant to make it look truely black.

Do ya'll usually just use shortening under it or what?

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sugarshack Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 6:49pm
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I use a silicone mat, lightly greased, roll it out, flip onto cake and peel mat off.

any sugar or cornstarch marks can be wiped off with a thin coat of crisco, which will make it shiny for a while, but it all absorbs in.

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tracey1970 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 7:06pm
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I also use just a wee skim of shortening on my mat. I don't think I have ever used corn starch or anything else that's powdered.

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