How To Cover A Square Cake Without The Corners Flow Down?

Decorating By Pinas Updated 4 Aug 2009 , 3:04pm by Shelly4481

Pinas Posted 2 Aug 2009 , 7:01am
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Could some of all the great cake engineers here help me with some tips or advice on covering square cakes?
My corners always flow down when I cover my square cakes.

What is needed for a stright tight covered square cake?

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Pinas Posted 2 Aug 2009 , 9:30pm
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anyone please???????????

subaru Posted 2 Aug 2009 , 9:45pm
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Try this article from the articles page here at CC.

all4cake Posted 2 Aug 2009 , 10:07pm
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aine2 has a good one too.

key would be a firm cake to begin covering....frozen long enough to harden the icing on it....

ETA: The cake doesn't have to be firm...just firm while covering it...even a fluffy cake can be covered nicely....

Pinas Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 2:48pm
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Thank you all very much Now I feel happy again about the square cakes.

susanscakecreations Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 3:05pm
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This tutorial from aine2 helped me out immensely!!!!!!!!!

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If you can't get this to open, just go to and search for
covering square cake with fondant

Hope that helps!

IsaSW Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 5:59pm
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Thanks for the link. I have an hexagon cake coming up, and was nervous about the corner.

Great video!

Starchmans Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 7:05pm
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I'm going to try to make a box out of chocolate clay over the square cake, then freeze the whole thing. I'm hoping that will keep the cake perfectly square and allow for sharp corners. Haven't tried it yet, but works great in my mind. icon_smile.gif

chrissypie Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 1:28pm
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I would highly, highly recommend Sharon Zambito's Flawless Fondant video. You can buy it at She shows how to cover large round. square, hexagon and petal shaped cakes and the tricks for getting them perfectly covered. Her Squares are not to be believed they are so sharp! The videos are not costly, she ships quickly as well. I have every one of her videos and they are awesome. Now I just need to practice all her tricks! LOL! I really do think her videos are amazing. You should definetely check them out!

Shelly4481 Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 3:04pm
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I also find that i can't roll the fondant too thick. I try to get it as thin as possible, the weight can tear the corners down too. I also keep cake in fridge till ready to cover.