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Black fondant - icing sugar or not?

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Elsy Mon 08-Apr-13 17:50:03

Am about to use black fondant to ice a birthday cake but am worried that kneading the fondant in icing sugar will make the colour fade. Will it be ok? Or what should I use instead to make sure it doesn't stick to the board?

NorksAreMessy Mon 08-Apr-13 18:12:42

You can do this and just smooth the fondant after it is on, as you smooth, the icing sugar will disappear. You only need to use a little sugar on the board to stop it from sticking.
In an emergency, you can paint on a teeny tiny drop of water, but be really careful, because the colour will run.

Good luck

TeamEdward Mon 08-Apr-13 18:15:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Imnotaslimjim Mon 08-Apr-13 18:18:42

If you want to use icing sugar, just steam the cake gently with an iron afterwards, and the icing will just disappear. I'm a home baker, and steam all my cakes, it gives a smooth, clean finish

magicstar1 Mon 08-Apr-13 18:21:15

Don't use icing sugar...use cornflour. It won't fade the colour out like icing sugar.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 09-Apr-13 23:50:31

I use silcone paper to roll out icing (sandwich the icing between 2 pieces) it doesn't stick to the board or the rolling pin. And easier to pick up, flip it over onto the cake and peel back while you smooth it through the paper.

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