I have a bride that wants a hexagon cake (I've only done one of these before, and it was more or less a practice cake), and the cake to be covered in a WHIPPED icing.....any pointers on how to make the edges sharp and pretty? TIA!
my question is very similar. Ive never covered a square cake in fondant before and i feel like there must be some good tips out there for the corners. I'm not so concerned with crisp, though..i'm concerned with smooth corners.
I want to know that too, lol, but I'm not using fondant to cover this cake, I'm using whipped icing or BC
If you are going to use stabilized whipped cream like Pastry Pride, Bettercream or such, you might want to PM doramoreno62. To me she's the
Queen of using the stuff and is very good at getting sharp corners.
Also invest in a good metal scraper - Hope that helps!
I find that it is actually easier to cover a hex than a square with fondant. It works pretty much the same as a round.
I've not really used whipped icing before for the base covering of a cake, I have for personal use that I wasn't too concerned about it being smooth....can I get a smooth-able whipped icing?
We use whipped icing at the bakery all the time, but it's called 'Bettercream' for some reason. It tastes like cool whip and MELTS.
If the bride wants a cake with that kind of icing definitely warn her that if her venue is warm or it's outside, the potential for it to melt is high. With the heat we've been getting around here, I've been telling people to treat it like an ice cream cake.
As far as smoothing goes, you can get it pretty smooth with a steady hand and lots of patience but as for sharp corners, I'm not so sure. You make have to freeze it and sharpen the corners when it's semi-hard to get those really precise sharp points.