2. If the spill is fresh, blot up as much as possible with an absorbent paper or cotton towel. (if the spill is think, use a spoon to remove as much as possible by scraping toward the center and scooping up).
3. If the spill is dried, pour a small amount of cooled water or carbonated water on the spot and work it in with a spoon to attempt to re-liquify it and then start the blotting proccess.
4. Use a fresh are of the towel or new paper towel and stand on it to blot. Repeat this procedure until no more residue transfers to the toweling.