Covering Square Cakes W/fondant What Am I Doing Wrong? Help!

Decorating By cre8_acake Updated 17 Oct 2009 , 4:01pm by -K8memphis

cre8_acake Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 3:26am
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I'm having trouble covering my square cakes with fondant everytime i try it starts to tear at the top corners. I figured my fondant may have been too thick at the edges when there hanging prior to me cutting but I tried thinning them and it still doesnt make a difference. What am I doing wrong? Also I dont get nice clean edge like I would like does anyone have instructions, advice or a video/tutorial that can possibly show me how to perfect this technique. I've been getting by with improvising but I want to be able to do this the "right" way. Help please!!! icon_redface.gif

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Rylan Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 3:32am
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Check out the tutorial link on my signature.

There is a couple of videos.

cre8_acake Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 2:54pm
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Thanks so much I'm gonna take a peek now.

-K8memphis Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 3:07pm
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Smoosh or sand off the sharp edge--I use sandpaper--my girlfriend uses a curling iron covered with a stocking to take off that edge.

cre8_acake Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 3:43pm
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Sandpaper? icon_confused.gif Would you mind elaborating on that a bit more for me? Won't the grains of the sand paper stay on the fondant?

Texas_Rose Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 3:46pm
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I think Kate meant on a styrofoam cake.

If it's tearing at the corners, maybe it's too thin?

-K8memphis Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 4:01pm
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Yes--I carried over a foam cake thought from another thread didn't I.

That's for foam cakes-- icon_lol.gif

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