Fondant Issues

Decorating By the cake whole Updated 23 Jun 2008 , 6:56pm by mommyle

the cake whole Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 3:36pm
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I did a two layer 6" round "Hotwheels" cake for my friends son who turned 4! I did cupcakes as well. They all loved it. This is th 3rd cake I have made so far and I am still trying to get the hang of covering the cake with fondant. I ALWAYS get gathers at the bottom, how can I fix this problem??? I currently use Choco pan, I am not sure if this makes a difference?!

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PinkZiab Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 4:12pm
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It's just a technique thing... as you smooth the fondant down the sides, be attentive to spread out any gathers as you go, working down from the top.

sugarshack Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 6:45pm
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You have to kind of lift the sides like a tablecloth as you smooth down the sides with the side of your hands. It will work thje pleats and folds out as u go around. HTH

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awolf24 Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 6:50pm
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Are you rolling out enough fondant? Sometimes it helps to have more extra fondant that drapes over - easier to smooth out the wrinkles at the bottom...

mommyle Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 6:56pm
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I like to put my cake on top of a bowl or something that is smaller than the cake and off my counter so that the fondant hangs down off the cake. That makes it WAY easier to smooth.

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