Covering Tall Cakes Without Tearing

Decorating By positivethinkingtina Updated 17 Mar 2008 , 7:19am by tonedna

positivethinkingtina Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 3:54am
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I love this forum!! I am new to cake decorating. So far, I have tried some projects probably way too much for my skill level. I wanted to make a 3d boot cake and a 3d roman candle. I learned really fast about dowelling when they sunk in on one cake, and about leveling the base better when the top 2 layers fell on the floor on the other. Now, how do I cover them without tearing the fondant? icon_rolleyes.gif The cakes were 5 - 8 inch rounds tall and the fondant tore everytime I tried to cover it. (It was homemade mmf on one and the other was cmff on the other). Thanks for your help.

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sugarshack Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 6:25am
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for a cake that tall and skinny i would do a wrap and have the seam to the back, or the side of the boot and cover it with some "cording"

tonedna Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 7:19am
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I have done them like that too!..I have one I call frankencake!
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