Decorating By elle_in_TX Updated 8 Apr 2010 , 10:32pm by cakemom42

elle_in_TX Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 10:19pm
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My fondant keeps ruffling and making creases at the base of the cake what am I doing wrong? and how can I fix it?

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cakemom42 Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 10:46pm
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It's possible your fondant is too thick in application.
Try rollling it out thinner (1/4") & putting it on.
Also try trimming it at the base right away when you put it on... even if it's just a rough trim & then you can go back & trim it neatly, but that should get rid of the weight.

The creases are in the smoothing process.. smoothing quickly & evenly distributing the fondant just takes time & practice. Once on the cake work one hand at the top & the other guiding it at the bottom. (this would be for round cakes, square cakes you want to work the corners first).

You'll get it.. I believe in you!!

elle_in_TX Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 9:52pm
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Thank you, Your advice helped a lot one or two creases so much better than before icon_biggrin.gif

cakemom42 Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 10:32pm
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You are most welcome :0)
Just keep practicing, use a dummy to apply & take off repeatedly till you get it.. (sand the edges of the dummy 1st to make them smoother this will be closer to real cakes).
Have fun!

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