Removing Cornstarch From Fondant

Decorating By Lorabell Updated 15 Feb 2010 , 7:42pm by tiggy2

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Lorabell Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 7:01pm
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I am doing my first zebra stripe cake and my question is, once I apply the strips how do I get the cornstarch off the stripes. I was thinking of using vodka but I don't want it to leave a taste.


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MeggieBeth Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 7:25pm
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I would use a good vodka (I use Grey Goose). To me, since the stripes already have a lot of coloring (you're doing them black, I assume), a little bit of good vodka doesn't really add to the bitter flavor they already have and it dries so fast! You can usually buy 2 ounce bottles of Grey Goose behind the counter of liquor stores. I've been using one for months and it's still over half full.

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tiggy2 Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 7:42pm
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The vodka should evaporate and not leave a taste. You can also rub a little shortening on the fondant to remove the cornstarch.

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