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Very First Cake and a Powdered Sugar Dust ????

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Hi, New here and I have been reading like crazy. For some crazy reason I decided I could make the cake for my friends Baby Shower. Other than throwing some box cake mix in pans and putting canned icing on it, I have not had any real experience in cake decorating. But I had been reading about MMF and thought I would give it a try. I was home sick a few weeks ago and had all the ingredients in the house so I made a test cake and it didn't come out too bad, so I offered to make the cake for the Baby Shower.

The shower was yesterday and here is what I did. I am actually pretty happy with how it came out for my first real cake.
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My question is after making the MMF, I had a lot of powdered sugar dust on it, I was so afraid of it sticking I think I over did it, is really showed up on the black zebra stripes. I ended up brushing everything with vodka because I read some where not to use water on fondant. That did work but and took the dusty look off the cake but I was wondering, is that what I should have done or is there something else for this issue. The first test cake I did I had covered for a day or two and after about 24 hours the powdered sugar dust absorbed into the cake, I am pretty sure it was more humid those days and I was hoping that would have happened with this cake, but it didn't. Brushing it with vodka worked but made it a little more shiny than what I wanted and I learned I needed to be very careful with the black stripes.

Looking forward to reading a lot more and learning some great stuff from you amazing people. The cakes on here are incredible!
post #2 of 8
You can spread a very thin layer of shortening on the fondant to absorb the powdered sugar. It will be shiny but the fondant will absorb it and it will disappear.

If you have a clothes steamer you can also use that to get rid of the extra powdered sugar.
Thanks,

Myra
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Thanks,

Myra
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post #3 of 8
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Thank you. I also need to learn how to use less powdered sugar, I had it everywhere

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My dogs were hyper for days from licking it off the floor icon_surprised.gif
post #4 of 8
A little vegetable shortening on your finger or a paper towel will get rid of the powdered sugar dust.
We never touch others so lightly, we do not leave a trace.
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We never touch others so lightly, we do not leave a trace.
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post #5 of 8
Great Job!! BTW.
post #6 of 8
WoW! Great job! There is a business in the area that would be doing a lot better if she could do cakes that nice.
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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Thank you!
post #8 of 8
I usually use one of those BIG make up brush to dust it off, it works for me! ( my brush is only for cakes, I bought them a long ...long time ago, never used them, but now they are very handy!)

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