I can't find it! I want to cover the base of my cake drum in fondant. Do I place the cake on top of the fondant, or do I cover the base of the cake drum, then cut the circumference of the cake, then place the cake?
Also, do I 'glue' the fondant with water or Royal Icing?
Thanks in advance
I cover the whole board, then put the cake on top. Other people do it different ways. Some put a strip around the finished cake.
I roll it right on the foamcore and it doesn't need any glue to stick it down. It might be different on a different surface though.
You can cover the board, then put the covered cake on top of that.
You can cover the board and cut a hole for the cake to fit into, then cover the join with a piping trim or decorations.
If you're feeling really confident you can cover the cake and the board at the same time. eg: have cake sitting on board, lay the fondant on the cake and the overhang of the fondant gets layed out on the board, then trimmed at the edge of the board.
I use a slight smear of buttercream so it sticks.