I always have trouble with the sides of the cake. How do you make it so smooth? Please help I have a cake to make this week.
Thanks so much in advance
I start on the corners and work across the sides. I really haven't had a problem with square cakes.
How nice you have not had problems with square cakes. Thanks.
Good Luck to you!
I have sooo many problems covering round cakes with fondant - but seem to do ok with square cakes - which seems to be totally opposite of what everyone else says! (Leave it to me to be bass-ackwards!) Anyway, what works best for me is to elevate everything. I have the cake on my turntable, I set the turntable on top of a Criscoe can (the can somewhat fits up inside the base of the turntable so it's pretty secure) and then the whole works goes on top of a pedastal cake plate. When I first apply the fondant, it hangs down past the turntable, and then I use my hands to smooth it as I turn the cake, slowly.
Then I use a pizza cutter to cut off the excess, a little bit at a time all the way around.
Like I said, I don't know why, but using this method has helped me cover square cakes pretty nicely. And, I just started making Marshmallow fondant about a month ago! I have been so excited with how well it works, looks, and tastes! (Will be loading some pictures in the next few days!)
Thanks so much for the helpful tips! Elevating it does make sense. I will be elevating next time I cover my cakes.
Thank you for your help and responses
i've also had great luck with fondant and square cakes... i've cut the corners off of my square cakes and it seems to smooth better.... i think i have one in my photos...
just keep pulling and smoothing..
I would definitely elevate the cake as well. It makes it SO much easier. I still can't belive I covered a cross cake with fondant with such success and there's a lot of corners on that thing! (it's in my photos.)