I am decorating the cake for my Nan & Pop's 60th Wedding Anniversary this Saturday. I have just picked up the cake (a fruit cake - made by another family member) and I need help! It looks like he scrunched the baking paper up and threw it in the tin to line it! It has DEEP lines and craters the size of the earth ALL OVER IT. I have hacked away as much as I can, but am wondering what I can cover the cake with (under the fondant) that will help conceal the damage? I was asked not to use almond paste... Please help!
Not ideal but use thin snakes and discs of fondant to fill as many of the cracks and craters as you can. Cover with a thick layer of fondant. Once it's dry cover with your final layer of thin fondant. You will proably still be able to see some of the imperfections but is shouldn't be as bad.
The alternative is can you bake a fruit cake in the same size and shape.
yup, id fill in the cracks as best as possible, and double up the fondant.
Thank you - I did just that - filled in all the craters and doubled up the fondant - and it turned out ok! Will post a photo when I have time to figure out how to do it lol.