I'm having trouble getting trimming the fondant around the base of the cake so it looks even all the way around. I see many cakes here that don't have any piping or ribbon around the base and they look great, but every time I do it, it doesn't look even.
It would make my life easier if I didn't have to add any embellishment. Anyone have a technique or tip?
I use a pizza cutter and it made it much easier...don't know if you are already doing that
No, I use an exacto. I saw Buddy Valastro use a pizza cutter, but I look at mine and think, 'it's so big, how could it possibly cut closely?' I will try it next time though.
Pizza cutter all the way! I angle it in slightly towards the cake.
definitely give it a go with the pizza cutter, much easier!
It is definitely worth buying a smaller round cutter. Wilton makes one with double sides, one that is straight & one that is wavy. It works just fine.
I use a pizza cutter as well.
yep, i use a pizza cutter. just make sure the blade doesn't slip and cut too high up on the cake!
I have been using the same pizza cutter for 16 years. I actually angle it away from the cake. Most pizza cutters today, cheap or expensive have this extra piece on it that can harm your cake. Mine doesn,t have that , so tht is why i say i will kill for it. lol!!! It is sturdy and gives a great cut. hth
I also find if I take a dry paint brush and run it along the bottom of the cake it kind of tucks the fondant under which gives a nicer look. This doesn't work if I cut the fondant too short. I use a pizza cutter as well.
Pizza cutter here too. The first time I used it years ago I learned about the finger guards that can harm the cake if you angle too close. I will not use anything else, this works perfectly.
Thanks, everyone! Pizza cutter it is!
If you think the pizza cutter is too large, try to pasta cutter. It has a smaller wheel. That is what I use.
I have the huge Pampered Chef pizza cutter and it works just fine. However, if you find a regular pizza cutter is too cumbersome, use a pastry wheel. They're small and easier to maneuver.