Seaming Fondant On Large 3D Cake

Decorating By Kitagrl Updated 19 Oct 2007 , 12:30am by BakingGirl

Kitagrl Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 10:55pm
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On the cake challenges I always see them putting fondant on in pieces. But how do they seam those? I can NEVER get my fondant to blend seams. Do they use royal icing to caulk or does their fondant just seam?

I got a large 3D cake order from a corporation which will require me to put fondant on in pieces. What will be the best way to hide the seams? My fondant needs to be as flawless as possible.

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beachcakes Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 10:56pm
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I'm not sure how it'll work on large pieces of fondant, but I've hidden cracks and small seams with fondant mixed with water - the consistency you would use to glue fondant pieces together. I put it in the seam and worked it in with a ball tool and smoothed. I'll bet royal would work also.

jibbies Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 11:05pm
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I hope someone cn answer this for you because I'm curious about it as well.


JennieB Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 10:57pm
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I also would like to know this answer. I read on here some where you can put crisco on your fingers and rubbed over the seams. I have tried that but it does not completely merge them together.

smitakasargod Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 11:17pm
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I've heard some people say that they use royal icing tinted the same color as the fondant. I have never tried it though so can't vouch for it.

MFitz Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 11:45pm
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Great question!

I have a very basic question about 3-D cake making:

I have been reading about "Wonder Pans"

What is it and where do I find them/


vickster Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 12:18am
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I saw Duff repair a crack with RI, but frankly I wasn't impressed. Still looked like a crack to me.

I think wonder pans are those pans you get from Wilton that are like a woman with a big dress or the bear that is standing up (not flat) and I think they have a house also.

Kitagrl Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 12:29am
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Originally Posted by kassie73

I've heard some people say that they use royal icing tinted the same color as the fondant. I have never tried it though so can't vouch for it.

I've tried this but I've only tried on white and it did work but not great.

I am trying to figure out how the cake challenge people get massive 3D cakes completely and smoothly covered in fondant. I REALLY need to find out in a month or less before this cake comes! I have covered several 3D cakes but can never get it perfect, I usually have to figure out how to hide flaws. Well this cake has to be PERFECT.

BakingGirl Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 12:30am
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Is there any way you can hide seams with decorations or between different colours? I like you cannot blend seams to make them invisible. If the seems are going to be out in the open as it were I think you'd be able to see them, unless you get really good at spackeling with RI.

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