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Decorating By CookieMeister Updated 26 Apr 2009 , 5:07pm by Cakepro

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CookieMeister Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 3:52pm
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NOT have fingernails?

Everytime I make a fondant cake, I swear I end up sticking my fingernail somewhere in the fondant, and then there is this oddball crescent indention that I have to find some strange way to cover it up. And I don't even have long fingernails - they barely extend over the tips of my fingers! How do I not do this??? Must I cut them down to the quick or is there a technique I'm missing here?

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costumeczar Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 5:00pm
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I cut my fingernails short and don't use polish, it's easier to keep your hands clean that way.

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imamommy1205 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 5:07pm
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Mine are also short.

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Cakepro Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 5:07pm
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I have naturally medium to long fingernails which I do trim regularly but they grow pretty fast. Over the years I have just learned to manipulate fondant without my nails being a problem. When I was new with fondant, my nails were a big problem and I would trim them short before any fondant cake I did. Now I no longer need to do that.

And yes, as a former paramedic, I do practice rigorous handwashing procedures including scrubing under my nails with a brush. icon_smile.gif

I don't polish my nails, though. Too much trouble to maintain.

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