Help! Need Cover Cake That Is Taller Than It Is Wide In Mmf

Decorating By Jennle Updated 11 Dec 2009 , 9:32pm by mommyle

Jennle Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 8:36pm
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Ok, I made a 10" round cake, 6 layers high...problem, the cake is taller that it is wide by about 2-3". I can't drape the fondant because it will tear and pleat right? Does anyone have any ideas to cover this tower?

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__Jamie__ Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 8:54pm
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I cover round cakes that are super tall all the time. Just takes some patience. And a cold chilled cake with super sharp smooth surfaces and edges helps immensely.

JanH Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 9:03pm
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Hi and Welcome to CC, Jennle. icon_smile.gif

Here are examples of some pretty tall tiered cakes that were done that way:

http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/damask-crystal-wedding-cake-2009-05-25.htm

http://bignutbrownhare.wordpress.com/

Would probably be more easily done with a commercial than homemade fondant (less stretching, etc.) until you're more experienced. (A good opportunity to use those Michaels/Hobby Lobby 40% off coupons to get some Wilton fondant to practice with - definitely not to eat!)

Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html

Above super thread has popular CC recipes for crusting American buttercreams, several types of fondant and doctored cake mix (WASC and other flavor variations) - and so much more!

Might want to grab a cup of your favorite beverage and get comfy - it's a long read. icon_lol.gif

HTH

mommyle Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 9:32pm
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What is the cake? If it has a "back" then you could wrap around the cake and then add the top on.

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