How Is This Done ?

Decorating By tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Updated 5 Jun 2008 , 10:25pm by sweetcravings

tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 3:43pm
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On the second top layer, how is it put on so smooth and flat ...
Is the bottom edge cut before or after it is put on ?
Should it be rolled out first, cut then applied ?
How would I roll thos out to the proper measurement to fit the diameter of the cake ???
Any help would be greatly appreciated !!!
I saw this cake here on CC but cannot remember who it belongs to ...

LL

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leah_s Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 3:51pm
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You can either roll it ahead of time, or if you've got a steady hand cut it with an exacto knife after it's on the cake. Either works.

poshcakedesigns Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 3:53pm
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I would roll it out and do it ahead of time.

If you have any cake dummies that are the same size as the cake I would lay the fondant on the dummy and cut to shape and it should fit perfectly.

antonia74 Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 3:53pm
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It's by Mel of www.wildcakes.ca (I zoomed in on the tag infront of the cake right there! icon_lol.gif )

You could probably just email to ask her.

becky27 Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 3:53pm
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i love this look too..but never attempted it!!! i always wondered myself!!! thanks for the answer "leah's"!!!

tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 4:18pm
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Excellent ... Thank you for the help everyone !!!
Appreciate it ...

AJsGirl Posted 4 Jun 2008 , 7:09pm
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I have done a similar overlay, and I rolled it and cut it first, then laid it on the cake. HTH

tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 12:36am
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Thank you AJsGirl ...
Is it hard to get it to lay flat and not bunch ...
I ask because you know that when you normally apply fodant it is
usually longer than the cake to allow for smoothing and pulling up and
away from the cake ... ???

wgoat5 Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 12:39am
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you still have to smooth... icon_sad.gif I had a hard time doing mine.. icon_sad.gif .. I tried to smooth then I just opted to take my exacto knife and cut the pattern while on the cake icon_sad.gif ...

tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 2:27am
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Thank you wgoat5
mmm ok I think I am going to try both methods... wish me luck !!!

tiersfromheaven Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 6:23pm
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Wilton yearbook says to cut the fondant in circle bigger than the top of your cake by how much you want it to hang. For instance 6" layer top and you want a "droop" of 2" , cut out an 8" inch circle. Then use a pizza cutter to roll the design around the perimeter. Hope that helps.

sweetcravings Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 6:40pm
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Question...I made a cake and placed a similar peice of fondant on top, cut the edge ahead of time. My problem was how to apply it so that it is on the cake evenly? It seemed like some sides were longer than others. I guess i placed it to far over in parts. HOw do you put it on evenly?

wgoat5 Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 6:43pm
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I kinda placed it on a round that was as big as the cake top and flipped it over onto the cake.. that way you know how long each side will be icon_smile.gif

HtH's icon_smile.gif

AJsGirl Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 7:13pm
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I cut mine out, slid a cake circle under it, and slid it on to the cake. (With plenty of powdered sugar underneath it!) Then I could re-center it easily if it was off-center, then glued the drooped-over pieces down with some clear vanilla.

HTH

AJsGirl Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 7:14pm
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icon_redface.gif Sorry, double post.

Stupid computers. Or is it the user? dunce.gif

tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 9:38pm
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Oh ok see now I didn't even think about the centering
problem ... great tip ...
I also like the suggestion regarding what to do in order to make it drape down the side in the length you want ...

Thanks guys you are all appreciated thumbs_up.gif

sweetcravings Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 10:25pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AJsGirl

I cut mine out, slid a cake circle under it, and slid it on to the cake. (With plenty of powdered sugar underneath it!) Then I could re-center it easily if it was off-center, then glued the drooped-over pieces down with some clear vanilla.

HTH



Super idea! Do you think the same thing would work if you iced the cake in a crusting buttercream and then put that fondant peice on top? Probably wouldn't be able to slid it around, but maybe lift it up again, idunno.

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