Covering Square Cake In Fodant

Decorating By AmandaKate Updated 26 Oct 2009 , 12:12am by tracey1970

AmandaKate Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 10:11pm
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I'm used to doing round cakes in fondant......but now I've been asked to do a square one......I'm trying to picture how to do the corners and I'm drawing a blank

any special techniques or advice?

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Texas_Rose Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 10:17pm
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There's a really helpful tutorial for it

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One thing I've figured out on my own though is to chill the cake a little while first, it's much easier on a cold cake.

KimAZ Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 10:19pm
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This is what I do. After it's covered, smooth the top first, then gently start with the corners first. Smooth the fondant down the straight edge of one corner at a time, working it down to the bottom. Do all four corners then start working the sides with your hands/smoother to get it on.

I always use a pizza cutter to cut off big sections of excess fondant so it doesn't weigh everything down and make it start tearing. Then cut the excess off around the bottom edge for a nice clean cut.

Hope that helps!

pattycakesnj Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 10:47pm
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start with the corners first and the rest will practically fall into place on its own

AmandaKate Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 1:35pm
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thanks guys! You're always such a big help! thumbs_up.gif

CarolAnn Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 1:58pm
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Isn't it Aine2 that has a tutorial on doing square cake with fondant? She makes it look so simple.

JenniferMI Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 8:46pm
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Just smooth the corners first, it really is just like doing a round cake.

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Polkadot79 Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 7:52pm
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I love her tutorial...think I may have the guts to try a square now, but I always ice my cake with buttercream as if I wasn't putting fondant. Do the rest of you all just add a crumb coat and then add fondant?

icer101 Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 8:07pm
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i agree with kimaz.. that is how i do them.. hth

tracey1970 Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 12:12am
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Sugarshack also has a DVD on covering various shaped cakes, and she gives special attention to square ones. She also does the corners first and then smooths the sides in between the corners.