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How to remove watermarks and stains on fondant
One of the biggest issues with cake decorating is watermarks on fondant and stains on fondant. This simple trick will save u a heartache the next time you.
If you have been decorating for a while you probably come across this issue unless of course you are luckier than me. One is stains on fondant and the second is watermark on fondant.
Well this has saved me on a few occasions and especially on cakes that have my hand painting work.
So let’s talk about –How do you avoid watermarks on the fondant?
- Always use only a damp not wet brush. A little water goes a long way.
- Unless necessary do not apply water to a big area of the cake. Instead apply water/alcohol to the piece of fondant attachment . .
- If your attachment is large apply water in smaller sections to the cake, and only to places you know will be covered. You can always add more.
- When attaching small flowers to larger areas of a cake such as when using a plunger cutter, have a wet sponge near us.. Dip the plunger in powder sugar, dust off any excess. Cut out your flower and before you apply the flower to you cake. Lightly touch it to the wet sponge , then apply to the cake. This will help stick the flower with any water marks around it.
- Never put your buttercream cakes in the freezer to chill before applying fondant. The small ice crystals that melt between the buttercream and fondant leave marks of small water droplets.
Now for the second problem – How to remove stains on fondant?
I learned this tip from the sugar teachers blog a long time ago and have been using it since. Recently, I had someone ask me and realized I must share this with you.
Here’s a better close up of the pictures