Help! I'm Losing My Mind!

Decorating By cakemommync Updated 8 Oct 2008 , 3:42am by plbennett_8

cakemommync Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 1:40am
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Someone please help! I am trying to covver my first cake dummies for the State Fair and I can't get the fondant on the silly thing! I've tried misting with water but it still won't stick right then that makes it break at the top edge when I'm trying to smooth it down. I have done fondant once before on a real cake and didn't have any problem. What am I doing wrong! My time is running out on this thing and I'm going to be so upset if I can't get it done. It's really pretty in my head! icon_sad.gificon_cry.gif

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PinkZiab Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 1:53am
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I sometimes like to use a thin thin thin layer of shortening on a dummy

stephaniescakenj Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 1:56am
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Misting does work for me, maybe its too much or too little water? your problem might be on your edges too. those edges are pretty sharp so if you haven't already, try sanding them down just a tiny bit. I've also been told that if you use two fondant smoothers to mush it up against the side of the dummy instead of your hands, it will help.

BlakesCakes Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 1:58am
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Sounds like you need to sand down/mush down the top edge of the dummy because it's too sharp.

I use a nail file or rub it down by rolling it on the countertop or with a small wooden rolling pin.

It will stick with water--if the fondant isn't way too thick/heavy.

I use water or shortening, too.


cakemommync Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 2:29am
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Thanks! I will be sanding and greasing tomorrow and try again!

plbennett_8 Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 3:42am
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I have heard that you use piping gel if you have a problem with it sticking...

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