How To Roll Out Fandnat Large Enough To Cover Cake?

Decorating By amygortoncakes Updated 16 Oct 2010 , 9:39pm by Renaejrk

amygortoncakes Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 4:21pm
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I have made a few cakes where the bottom tier was almost impossible to cover with one piece of fondant. How do you roll it out big enough to cover some bottom tiers? On one of mine I ended up doing it in two pieces because I was wrapping the edges with ribbons like a present and it covered up the seam. But without a sheeter, which I know we all wished we had in our can you roll it big enough. I have the large wilton rolling pin.


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bakerliz Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 4:25pm
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I use a piece of PVC pipe from the hardware store. Just give it a good scrub and then you"re good to go! icon_smile.gif

amygortoncakes Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 4:33pm
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So is the trick have a rolling pink larger than the piece you need to roll out?

I noticed my horrible spelling on fondant in the title. Thats what happens when your naked two year old is climbing all over you. LOL

CWR41 Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 5:11pm
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Originally Posted by amygortoncakes

So is the trick have a rolling pink larger than the piece you need to roll out?

No, if your rolling pin leaves lines or marks on your fondant, you can use your fondant smoother or the warmth of your hands to "erase" the flaws.

Is this what you're asking or a more specific question about getting fondant onto a large size cake?

ibmoser Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 6:11pm
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You also may want to check out The Mat by Sweetwise (think it is sweetwise dot com, but I'm on someone else's computer right now). Some are using just plastic from the fabric store in the same manner. Makes rolling and transferring large pieces soooooo easy ..... There is a video at the website and one on YouTube.

what_a_cake Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 6:44pm
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Used Wilton's, but is so small and always curling up, later rolled directly on my table and use the pin to lift and place over the cake.. soooo difficult for me; now I'm using The Mat from Sweetwise, so glad I bought 2! It's good size, don;t curl up, fondant releases perfectly, the only thing is that took a while to get used to the top mat as I felt it was sliding, but OK now.

MissBlu Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 4:38am
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I have a big piece of vinyl and fondant roller without rubber band if I am covering a large cake.

Renaejrk Posted 16 Oct 2010 , 9:39pm
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Large sheet of vinyl does the trick for me! I have done VERY large pieces of fondant with no problems!

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