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asked September 28th 2013

Sugarpaste Feels Gritty

Hello

I covered my cake board yesterday and it no longer feels smooth. It feels like there is tiny grains of sand on it. The sugarpaste was very sticky when I first rolled it out so I usee icing sugar. Do u think I could have used a bit too much?

Kelly
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Hello

I covered my cake board yesterday and it no longer feels smooth. It feels like there is tiny grains of sand on it. The sugarpaste was very sticky when I first rolled it out so I usee icing sugar. Do u think I could have used a bit too much?

Kelly
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Hi bobbleboo,
I’ve had this too sometimes. If the ‘grittiness’ feels loose, try brushing it off with a soft brush (like you might use for dusting flowers etc). Another thing you can try is make a smallish ball of icing in the same colour, flatten on side and then very gently rub over the iced board. This should pick up any loose particles and also has the effect of ‘polishing’ the fondant. These methods usually work for me, so hope it helps you too.x

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Thank u. It worked! 🙂 x

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