How To Cover A Large Torso With Fondant??

Decorating By Ruth0304 Updated 22 Jul 2009 , 6:22pm by Doug

Ruth0304 Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 11:10pm
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icon_confused.gif Hello!! I will be doing my first boob with torso cake, and I was wondering how to roll such a large piece of fondant, and how do I put it on such a large piece cake without any wrinkles or rips?

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Rylan Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 12:14am
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Is it in a standing position or is it going to lay flat?

Doug Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 12:23am
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i roll fondant on a sheet of vinyl (the clear stuff that's soft and flexible and used to protect table clothes ) -- have several sizes for different needs.

advantages:
> easy to get it very smooth
> fondant "clings" to vinyl well enough that you just flip the whole thing over on top of the cake and then peel the vinyl away -- no rips or tears (that is until you mess up the smoothing icon_rolleyes.gif )

you can get vinyl in fabric stores -- it's on a roll and they cut to length. I got a 3' foot wide piece full width of roll and then cut it into several different size pieces.

Ruth0304 Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:27am
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Originally Posted by RylanTy

Is it in a standing position or is it going to lay flat?




laying flat

Ruth0304 Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 1:33am
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Originally Posted by Doug

i roll fondant on a sheet of vinyl (the clear stuff that's soft and flexible and used to protect table clothes ) -- have several sizes for different needs.

advantages:
> easy to get it very smooth
> fondant "clings" to vinyl well enough that you just flip the whole thing over on top of the cake and then peel the vinyl away -- no rips or tears (that is until you mess up the smoothing icon_rolleyes.gif )

you can get vinyl in fabric stores -- it's on a roll and they cut to length. I got a 3' foot wide piece full width of roll and then cut it into several different size pieces.



Thanks, Do I need to add crisco or anything to the vinyl so that the fondant doesn't stick?

sugarlicious Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 2:28am
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I use a large wilton mat and I usually rub some crisco on the mat before rolling a large piece of fondant to make sure that when I roll it on my roller that it don't stick to the mat.

Doug Posted 22 Jul 2009 , 6:22pm
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i've done both crisco and powdered sugar on the vinyl with about equal success.

tho' the sugar is easier to clean off which is a factor for me.

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