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.
Thanks for all your expert advice, I am excited to hear your thoughts!
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!
I think I see the seam you are talking about...do you mean down the side? Are you wrapping the fondant around the cakes?
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.
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.
Thanks for the great advice!
your cakes look great regardless
Check out u tube, there are some great videos that will show you exactly how to do it.
These two videos should help you as well:
ETA: I guess ljdelapaz and I were thinking the same thing!
thank you very much!