Has anyone used fondant panels to cover a cake instead of one piece? I'm attempting a square cake for a confirmation cake next week and have never covered a square cake with fondant. Was wondering if panels would be a good idea or not?
hi, if you will look on you tube and type in aine2 covering a square cake in fondant, you will be able to do just that. It is such a helpful video. I teach cake decorating and after showing the students myself , i then tell them to do this and say it is so helpful. hth aine2 is a c/c member. I watch her videos all the time. hth
I think using panels would probably be more difficult, definately have a look at some videos, it's much easier than reading a tutorial.
If you're worried about imperfections, are there any little flowers or small decorations you could use in you design to cover any bits you don't like.
Yes, I've covered square cakes and rectangular cakes using panels. A little more time consuming, but works very well if you want a "bag" or "box" look for a cake.
I roll out the fondant using perfection strips--sold on countrykitchensa.com--so that it's completely even. I measure the side of the cake and cut the fondant to size. I transfer the piece, top side down, to a thin, clear flexible cutting sheet. I cover the back of the fondant with fresh buttercream, line it up with the side of the cake (easy because I can see thru the cutting sheet), and apply. I alternate sides on the cake. I put a little water on each edge before applying the next piece.
The 3 cakes in the links below were all done this way:
If I don't need the "panel" look, I cover a square the traditional way.
what type of cake are you going to make? If box or bag cake like BlakesCakes, then yes, the panel. But if not, then watch the video's on you tube. they will help you so much. Post a pic of your cake. that would be nice. I,ve also done panel cakes, but like BlakesCakes , they were boxes or bags. hth