Getting Smooth Fondant Over A Round Cake

Decorating By wendalls Updated 19 Jul 2010 , 6:54am by catlharper

wendalls Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 6:38am
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OK so I made some MMF yesterday and fondanted my first cake.

Soooo how do I stop the icing from 'pleating' and folding on the sides?

The tutorials ive watched just seem to smooth it all on no probs!

Tips, tricks?

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mamawrobin Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 6:46am
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I elevate my cakes so that it doesn't sit flat to the work surface. Also keep the fondant pulled taut with one hand while you smooth it down and gently press it against the cake with the other hand. Kind of skirting it slightly as you go around the cake.

cathyscakes Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 7:46am
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There are lots of videos on youtube that give tips on how to apply fondant. You should check them out, it will help you alot.

mamawrobin Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:36pm
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Originally Posted by cathyscakes

There are lots of videos on youtube that give tips on how to apply fondant. You should check them out, it will help you alot.




Yes they do. Planet Cake has a great one on youtube "how to cover a cake with fondant". That video helped me the most.

MrsNancyB1 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 9:06pm
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Also, it's a good idea to invest in TWO fondant smoothers, so that your hands never touch the cake and leave hand marks on it. I agree with the others, that youtube has some great visual demonstrations of how to cover a round cake smoothly with fondant.

GL!

catlharper Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 6:54am
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One last helpful tip...elevate your cake 2-4 inches off your work surface. I use a one size smaller cake pan turned upside down for this. It allows the fondant to drape past the bottom of your cake making trimming of the excess fondant easier and allowing the folds to fall past the cake and make smoothing much easier!

Cat

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