I'm new and I made my first fondant cake last night. It was four layers and I covered it all in white chocolate buttercream first. (Delish!)
But when I went to put the fondant over my cake, I had pleating. I'm sure there's a thread about this somwhere, but I couldn't find it. How can I get the fondant smooth on a round cake?
it takes a little practice to re shape the fondant around the bottom edge. There is a video at atecousa.com that might help.
Hope this helps you out.
It's kind of hard to explain. You just keep gently pulling the bottom edge out, away from the cake, while turning and smoothing around and down with the palm of your hand. Eventually you will get to the bottom. Then take a pizza cutter and cut around the bottom of your cake. Be careful to leave enough of a "seam allowance" though. or you will cut it too short.
HTH It really just takes a little practice and patience!
Thanks to all of you...I'll keep practicing!