Wedding Cake Makers.......or Anyone Who Can Help

Decorating By fabbo Updated 22 May 2010 , 5:54am by CWR41

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fabbo Posted 22 May 2010 , 5:03am
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What is the easiest way to cover the 14in and 16in in fondant? My mat isn't big enough to just flip over the rolled out fondant. I have a wedding cake due tomorrow @4. I'm having one of those nights where nothing is going right with my Satin Ice. It was raining earlier so I turned on my central air to get rid of humidity. Then my fondant seems dry no matter what I do. I keep having cracks and tears! I'm about to cry (I hate the big cakes). Any ideas?

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SugarFrosted Posted 22 May 2010 , 5:14am
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I've seen the cakers on TV competitions roll huge circles of fondant onto a long rolling pin or long piece of PVC pipe, then unroll it across the big cake tier. You have something like that on hand?

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fabbo Posted 22 May 2010 , 5:26am
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I tried something like that. My problem was that when I unrolled it I had those roll marks in my fondant even with powdered sugar or crisco.

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CWR41 Posted 22 May 2010 , 5:54am
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Do you have a 24" cake circle? You could roll fondant out on that (dusted with plently of cornstarch or powdered sugar), jiggle/shake the circle as you go to make sure it isn't sticking, then slide the fondant off the cardboard directly onto your cake.

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