How To Cover 60 Numerals In Fondant?

Decorating By ReigateCakes Updated 30 Aug 2010 , 6:51pm by imagenthatnj

ReigateCakes Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 2:11pm
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Hi - I've a 60th birthday cake to do, and it needs to be covered in fondant. How do I get the fondant in the holes of the 6 and 0 without it looking messy?
Any ideas? thanks
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AnotherCreation Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 2:31pm
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i haven't done this on the actual cake, but I have made large numbers out of RKT and then covered them in fondant. What I did was to lay the fondant over the piece. I then used an exacto knife to cut a hole and a few slits, then slowly smoothed the fondant down. then I smoothed the outside. When I was done with that I went back to the center and trimed the edge with the exacto knife. Take your time and it will be easier than you think. HTH

dchockeyguy Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 5:38pm
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Why not just cut the numbers out of fondant or gumpaste?

AnotherCreation Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 5:53pm
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I was under the impression that the cake itself was a 6 and a 0????

dchockeyguy Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 6:06pm
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Originally Posted by AnotherCreation

I was under the impression that the cake itself was a 6 and a 0????

Hah, you're probably right. I just didn't read that properly! I'd either make panels for the inside part or cut a strip of fondant the right size and unroll it inside the holes.

DetailsByDawn Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 6:32pm
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I do the same as AnotherCreation, lay the fondant, cut slits and smooth down, slowly and gently. If, by chance, you need to some patching, it's not as visible in the hole and is easily hidden. Good luck!

imagenthatnj Posted 30 Aug 2010 , 6:51pm
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Like this?

I can't help you, but maybe this could illustrate your idea and get you help from other people.

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