Smoothing Fondant On Cake

Decorating By doodledo Updated 6 Aug 2009 , 5:10pm by cheatize

doodledo Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 2:19am
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I havent ever used one of those impression mats. So this could be a stupid question. But how do you smooth fondant on a cake that the fondant has a design embedded in it w/o messing p the deisgn?

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chefjulie Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 2:38am
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I'm not sure if I'm understanding your question, but, I'll take a stab. I put my fondant on and smooth it as I normally would, and THEN use the impression mat. It sounds like your imprinting the fondant and then putting it on?

xstitcher Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 2:47am
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As pp mentioned use the mat after you've already put the fondant on.

The only reason I can see that you would want to put it on first is if you were using a roller with a pattern on it. Like this one:

I've never used one of these so am not sure how to best go about it.

doodledo Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 11:27am
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Oh I see! icon_redface.gif I was thinking as you roll out the fondant you roll it onto the mat and then put it on the cake. I have to make mini cakes for a party and thought that would make it look fancy and be easier. So even on those, I put the impressions on the cakes with the fondant?

cheatize Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 5:10pm
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I've impressed the fondant and then put it on a cake before. I just stretched and smoothed the absolute minimum needed.

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