Shoe Box Cake... How Do You Get Crisp Sides?

Decorating By eatdessert1st Updated 24 Oct 2008 , 12:33pm by eatdessert1st

eatdessert1st Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 8:58pm
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I'll be covering the cake w/ fondant. I want ithe sides to look crisp. Any tips on doing that?

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bobwonderbuns Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 9:05pm
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Make sure the buttercream underneath is smooth first. Then use fondant smoothers for your sides. That should help.

aligotmatt Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 9:16pm
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You can also make the panels out of a fondant gumpaste mixture, let it harden and then put it on, you'll have seams ont he edges, but it will look very crisp and box like.

eatdessert1st Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 12:33pm
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Thank you for the replies... I really appreciate them! I don't have time to do the panels... I've been struggling w/ a GP shoe. I'll try to keep the crumb coat smooth.

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