I have had a set of petal shaped pans in the cupboard for about 2 years and have never used them. I finally have an opportunity to get them out, a flower themed birthday cake, and now I am a bit scared.
I use fondant more often than not since a lot of my cakes are sculpted. I had in my mind for this cake though that it would be nice to drop the fondant and do a BC cake instead. Would be nice to be able to brush up on the piping skills a bit. I am not great at smoothing icing and my preferred icing is IMBC, so I can't resort to the foam roller either.
So this is for you who have used the petal pan and covered the cakes in BC, is it really difficult to smooth? Should I just forget it and go for fondant? Or is it hard to cover these cakes in fondant?
Oh, I just don't know what to do.
You will have much better luck covering those pans/cakes w/fondant!
The smaller the size of the petal cake the harder it is to ice it w/b'cream.
That has decided it for me. Fondant it is!