Thus far I have never used a fondant smoother when covering my cakes. I just use my palm and rub away. For those who use them...Does a smoother make a world of difference????
I wouldn't do without one....and they are a relatively cheap cake toy.
It does for me but maybe I am just heavy handed. Once I smooth the fondant with my hand I have to use a smoother to get the unevenness out.
But having had a quick look at your pictures, your cakes look lovely and smooth. I think it's great that you can achieve that without a smoother.
Most definitely...invest in 2, one for each hand .
I was beginning to wonder if I was a weirdo or something for not using them...seems everybody does.
If and when I buy them does brand matter??
Should I buy plain smoothers or edgers as well??
I do fine with 2 regular smoothers. My favorite:
They're by JEM, are large, and come in a set of 2. Out of stock at globalsugarart.com right now, but worth trying to locate or just wait.
Your fondant is very smooth!
The only thing I think, in your case, that a fondant smoother might help with is a little sharper corners on the top (if you want)....
I always smooth it by hand and then finish up with a smoother.