I want to do one of those cute whimsy slice cakes like so:
I know this one's 'slice' isn't cut from that piece of cake but mine will be. So my question is.. how do you go about covering it with the fondant? Do you first cover the whole thing, then cut out a slice, and then add fondant to the cut section? Or do you cut the section first, fondant, and add a layer overtop of the already fondant covered cake ?
Thanks for the advice all
You could do it either way, but I'm guessing it would be easiest to cover the whole cake first. You'll be trimming the "edges" of the piece, and also where it was cut from, so you'll be able to cover up any cake crumbs that may result when cutting into a fondant covered cake.
I'm pretty sure I cut my piece out first, but in hind sight I think it would have been easier to frost first, then cut. The "piece" is a little hard to keep upright. and it would have been easier to just have to frost the newly exposed sides, rather than the whole piece. (I covered mine in buttercream and only used fondant for the decorations.)
Hope that helps a little.