HELP ASAP!! Can I put a thin layer of fondant over a cake that already has a thin layer on it. It has a 1" tear that I can not cover and looks UGLY!! Will it WORK?
I don't want to take off the fondant because I am scared it will ruin the cake.
i think you could do it, just be sure and patch up the tear first otherwise it'll show through like a scar
yse, patch the tear and then brush a little water on the fondant you are covering up so it will stick and not slide around
the above advice is what i would advise...patch then cover if you wish.
i'd like to try to help with the real issue tho - you have a tear ack!
i had this always happen when i first started using fondant...which was recently.
i think the keyword you used here is "thin". that was my problem. i just didn't get it. turns out my fondant was just far too thin. it has to be wayyy thicker than i ever expected - this allows you to stretch it around a little, if that makes sense, without it tearing as it has plenty of room to thin out as you pull.
also...when i do mess up my fondant, i remove it. wipe away your crumbs and just knead any BC into the fondant - it doesn't seem to change it at all.
also, make sure it isn't too dry.
hope everything worked out!!
I patch using fondant that has been heated in microwave til it is like a paste then I use it like spackle. I saw cake boss do this and I've used it a couple times, works good but the patch is shinier than the other fondant.
I saw Duff on Ace of Cakes use royal icing the same color as the fondant and basically spackle the crack. They showed before and after pics and it was amazing!