Newbie - Basic Question Here...cake Pans?

Decorating By alycurry Updated 21 Jun 2010 , 5:23pm by mamawrobin

alycurry Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 5:16pm
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Ok, my 8 yr old and I are making our first designer cake (AH!). We're going to attempt just a simple, basic fondant, one layer cake with cutouts.

What's the easiest way to go with this? Square, round? Really...I have no clue here. I am pretty good with baking in general, but have never done fondant. I have made layered frosted cakes, but just the typical run of the mill stuff.

What kind of pan do I need? Is there a good starter recipe or link out there?

Thanks so much, oh wise ones! icon_sad.gif

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mamawrobin Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 5:23pm
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I suggest a good pan with a straight edge. For me a round cake is easier to cover than a square cake. Since it's your first time covering with fondant I suggest that you watch some of the tutorials on youtube. Planet cake has a great tutorial "how to cover a cake with fondant" that I found very helpful. You'll want to have a smooth surface under your fondant to ensure that your fondant will be smooth.

Good luck and be sure to post the mother/daughter cake. thumbs_up.gif

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