Method To Cover Cake Bords With Fondant

Decorating By oilili Updated 21 Mar 2008 , 9:13pm by JanH

oilili Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 10:27am
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This is the picture of my last fondant cake.
If you look closely you will perhaps see that between the "I" and the "L" of the name there is a ripped line.

You can see that my board was not totally covered with fondant before putting the cake on it - this was because i hadn't done enough blue icing to cover both cake and entire board.
So I had two cover the board with 3 pieces of fondant.

How do you do this????
You always cover the whole board with fondant?

I have also been told that I can cover the whole borad, place the pan on it and cut a whole right where the cake will be placed. Problem is, my cakes always come out a bit smaller that the actual pan.

How do you guys deal with this?

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bashini Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 10:59am
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Hi there, I always cover my cake board 2 or 3 days before hand and let it dry completely. After I make the cake and covered it in fondant I place it on the board. If its a round cake or a square cake, I first keep the cake on the board and cover it with fondant. Then I put fondant piece around the cake. I learnt this form aine2. Here is the link for her site. You can learn about it and many more from that.

Good Luck!

Michele25 Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 12:01pm
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Thank you for the link, bashini! Aine2 is such an amazing artist!

bashini Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 12:07pm
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No problem Michele, and yeah, she is truly amazing.

C-Lady Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 12:51pm
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I don't know if anybody's tried this, but at the bakery I volunteer at they cover the cake and board at the same time. So tht the fondant doesn't rip off the board they go around the entire cake at the board with an exacto knife to separate the cake from the fondant. I've done it and it works really well; the fondant on the board stays in place.

bashini Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 1:04pm
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Well, that a great idea C-lady. Thanks for the infomation. Must give it a try next time.

oilili Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 1:06pm
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You guys are such stars!!! Thank you. Will look try both methods next time. thumbs_up.gif

sweetneice Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 1:10pm
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JanH Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 9:13pm
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