Help! Time Sensitive Question

Decorating By engravedbeauty Updated 21 May 2012 , 11:13pm by karensjustdessert

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engravedbeauty Posted 21 May 2012 , 6:54pm
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So I painted my fondant pieces with a pearl dust mixture (just pearl dust and vodka) but it's drying sticky. Has it just not dried long enough or did I mess something up? The cake is due in the morning!! Please help!

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cakemama2010 Posted 21 May 2012 , 10:44pm
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I've never used vodka with pearl dust so I can't be sure, but whenever I've used any kind of dust I just apply it on its own and it does the water or vodka or anything else necessary in my experience.

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soapy_hopie Posted 21 May 2012 , 10:52pm
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To make the dust stay put you can try running the pieces under steam from a kettle (quickly or you will have the same problem), I have never done it either but I read it here once, good luck

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Sparklekat6 Posted 21 May 2012 , 11:00pm
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I guess I've never noticed because every time I have done this I haven't needed to touch the pieces afterwards. What are you using them for that it's a problem they are sticky?

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karensjustdessert Posted 21 May 2012 , 11:13pm
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A little bit of alcohol goes a long way when brushing fondant. If you brushed too much on, just give it some extra time to dry. Run a CLEAN fan near, but not directly on, the cake, and that should speed up the dry time.

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