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d_michelle95 Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:06am
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I am going to take and try fondant tonight and was wondering what is easier to cover, round or square cakes? Please help, any tips you all wonderful cakers have would be greatly appreciated!!! TIA!!

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Misdawn Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:12am
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I find that round cakes are easier. but thats just me

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kansaswolf Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:13am
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I like squares, since the only seams are at the corners.

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amy2197 Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:13am
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Round are way easier for me also

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sandykay Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:13am
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I agree round, but square isn't as bad as I thought it would be.

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pattycakesnj Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:14am
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round cakes are much easier, no corners to screw up

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d_michelle95 Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:18am
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Thank you so much! Off to play, hopefully it turns out and I can share pics!

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madgeowens Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:18am
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I would start with round too.

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TexasSugar Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:49am
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To me squares are actually easier. My first fondant cake was a square so that may be why though.

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lostincake Posted 20 May 2009 , 3:17am
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My only two square fondant covered cakes had major issues at the corners. Rounds weren't too great to start off with for me either but they were easier compared to square. I will be getting my courage up soon to try more square I think so I can vary my style a little more. I love the look of a mix shaped stacked cake.

But certainly, I'd started with round for my 1st so that's what I'd recommend.

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PinkZiab Posted 20 May 2009 , 3:38am
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Originally Posted by kansaswolf

I like squares, since the only seams are at the corners.




Round is generally easier for beginners, but if you do it right, no matter what the shape, there shouldn't be any seams anywhere. icon_wink.gif

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kansaswolf Posted 20 May 2009 , 5:29am
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I think it's because the fondant I use is different than anyone else's... And possibly because I'm not patient enough when I work with it... icon_biggrin.gif

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G_Cakes Posted 20 May 2009 , 5:43am
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I have only done round cakes with fondant, my last cake was square but it was a barn so corners were not an issue as fondant was attached in strips to mimic wood.

But I went out tonight and bought some square cake dummy's to practice on in 6" and 10".

Looking forward to playing with it tooicon_smile.gif

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