This May Be A Dumb Question (Fondant/modeling Chocolate/etc.)

Decorating By lrlt2000 Updated 3 Apr 2013 , 7:02pm by aem1029

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lrlt2000 Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 4:59pm
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I am wondering how everyone who does fondant/modeling chocolate/etc. figurines and other items keeps the marks from rubber gloves off of the finished product!? I haven't worked with fondant/modeling chocolate combination yet, but this week's cake will be my first, and it has some hand sculpture.  The wrinkles from my gloves show when I try to roll balls or shape pieces.  Any tricks?

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NJsugarmama Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 5:01pm
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AI don't use gloves, but from my experience working in a guess is your gloves are too big.

I used to use small or extra small and never felt like they would bunch.

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Norasmom Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 6:39pm
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I also don't use gloves.  I wash my hands like crazy and keep my nails super short.  But it does sound like you may need smaller gloves.  

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aem1029 Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 7:02pm
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I don't use gloves for assembly either.  I use them to color the fondant so that I don't stain my hands, then wash thoroughly (i have hot hands) and make sure they are good and dry.  I will even rub a little corn starch or powdered sugar between my hands too so the fondant doesn't get sticky.  Wet hands=sticky messy fondant!

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