Cover A Cake That Is Taller Than Wider In Fondant?

Decorating By joyfullysweet Updated 23 Feb 2010 , 7:54pm by dandelion56602

joyfullysweet Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 4:34pm
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I'm making a cake that will be four 6" rounds stacked on top of each other. What is the best way to cover them with fondant? Should I start from the top like a normal cake (however the top doesn't need to be covered)? Or should I wrap around the cylinder ? If I do wrap, does anyone have any suggestions of the best way for it to stick to the buttercream without peeling off or sliding down?

Thanks in advance!

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greengyrl26 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 4:42pm
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artscallion Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 6:21pm
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Just be aware that if you wrap, you'll end up with a seam where the ends meet. If your decoration design will hide that, it's fine. But if not...

Covering it the same way you'd cover any other cake will be more difficult. You'll have to deal with much more pleating and folds at the bottom.

joyfullysweet Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 7:44pm
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A seam won't be a problem because the decorations should cover it. How do I make sure the fondant sticks on there and doesn't peel or sag?

dandelion56602 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 7:54pm
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I have used piping gel lightly brushed onto the buttercream & not had a problem

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