Once I have a board covered in fondant, including the edges, how do I keep from cracking/breaking the fondant on the edges when moving the cake around? It's pretty much impossible not to touch the edges when moving the cake. The last time I did this, pieces of the fondant broke off on edge, just from my fingers coming out from under the board, even though I was being as careful as I could. Any suggestions?
I never cover the edges for this reason. I like to cover the edge of the drum with a ribbon. I dont do that many fondant cakes, but just uploaded this one http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-gallery_display_1366020.html where i used that method.
Yup, that's what i did for the fondant covered board i did last weekend. I just covered the top, not sides. By doing this it's very easy to trim off the excess fondant with a sharp knife..then on the side of the drum i added ribbon. It's my most recent communion cake.