If you have taken Flowers & Cake Design or Gum Paste & Fondant with me you have received one of these things.
This is my trusty dusting puff. A dusting puff is used to spread a fine amount of your dust or in our case powder sugar over your work space to help keep your fondant or gum paste from sticking.
Today, my dear cakers, I will be showing you how quick and easy they are to make.
First we need to get out a few items.
You will need a brand new (cheap) knee high, scissors, cup, measuring cup, and powder sugar. It will also make clean up quicker if you lay out a piece of wax paper.
Step 1: Take your knee high and place it around your cup, leaving a little slack in the toe area.
Step 2: Fill your dusting puff. For the puffs I hand out in class I usually do about 1/4th to 1/3rd of powder sugar. You can do as much as ½ cup easily. You can also fill your puff with all powder sugar, all cornstarch or a combination of the two. I have found that powder sugar works just fine for everything I do with it.
Step 3: Remove the knee high from your glass, and tie a knot in it.
Now you could stop at this point, leaving yourself a loose knot that you can open later and refill the puff. I like to use and toss myself.
Step 4: Cut right above the knot, and put a knot at the end or the remaining knee high.
Step 5: Repeat Steps 1 through 4 two more times.
Now you have three dusting puffs to use. You can store them in a plastic bag, or in the small ½ cup plastic containers.
To use, you just tap your dusting puff against the surface until you have enough dust out to suit your needs.
BTW: If you haven’t taken Flowers & Cake Design or Gum Paste & Fondant, what are you waiting for? Check out the Current Class Schedule tab to see when those classes are scheduled.
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