Covering Tapered Tier With Fondant...help!

Decorating By tideeboo_larkilou Updated 18 Nov 2014 , 6:37am by sally299

tideeboo_larkilou Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 6:04pm
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When I cover a tier where the top is larger than the bottom (like in a topsy turvy cake), I always get bad seams on the bottom because there is more fondant. HELP! How do I fix this? I've watched how to videos and they all do it and it looks great; however, when I do it, it looks like poo. icon_sad.gif

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kakeladi Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 12:57am
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Elevate that cakeicon_smile.gif Place your cake on a board the same size; place this on anything that is slightly smaller around but about 3-4" tall (a Crisco can?). Now when you put the fondant on the cake it will hang down past the edge of the cake/board so you can cut it off.
Work quickly or the fondant might tear at the top - if you rolled it thin.

anricat Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 1:33am
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Letting a bunch hang off helps. Also lift and smooth. It sounds counterintuitive, but you need to keep lifting the bottom up with one hand and smoothing with the other.

sally299 Posted 18 Nov 2014 , 6:37am
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Thank you , That`s definitely going to help .

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