How Do I Create Clean Seams After Covering A Cake W/ Fondant

Decorating By kooklaroo Updated 6 Apr 2009 , 11:23pm by kooklaroo

kooklaroo Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 8:39pm
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I have made a few fondant covered cakes now, but I still seem to have a big issue with making my seams look flawless.

I'd really like to hear some feedback from you all on some tricks or techniques to improve this. If you look at some of my photos you can see what I mean. I don't know if I'm rolling the fondant out to the wrong thickness or if there is a tool I should be using to smooth it out, but I know I need some help in this department. icon_wink.gif

Thanks for all your expert advice, I am excited to hear your thoughts!


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SweetMelissa2007 Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 8:45pm
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What seams are you talking about? Do you mean at the base of your layers or when doing cutouts?

BTW, your cakes look awesome-I especially love your wedding cake!

dberck Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 8:48pm
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I think I see the seam you are talking you mean down the side? Are you wrapping the fondant around the cakes?

PinkZiab Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 8:52pm
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I see the problem: You should NOT try to smooth the fondant AROUND the cake, you should place the fondant on the cake, smooth top, and then start smoothing the sides from the top DOWN, moving little by little down and around the cake at the same time. Keep pulling and folded or creased portions away from the cake and smooth the fondant back. There should be NO seams or folds anywhere on the side if your cake.

kooklaroo Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 8:57pm
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oh. o.k. that makes sense. I am doing it wrong. I put the fondant on top and then smooth the sides around the cake not up and down. I will try it out your way.

icon_biggrin.gif Thanks for the great advice!

pattycakesnj Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 9:06pm
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your cakes look great regardless

learnincakes Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 9:27pm
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Check out u tube, there are some great videos that will show you exactly how to do it.

rushing Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 9:28pm
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These two videos should help you as well:


ETA: I guess ljdelapaz and I were thinking the same thing!

kooklaroo Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 11:23pm
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thank you very much!

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