hi. This may sound like a silly question to some of you, but how do you get the crisp lines on the cake? Both my round and square cakes always have rounded edges... So many people on here, their cakes are so clean... My girlfriend asked my to do her wedding cake, and if I decide to, I want it ti look perfect...thanks.
I'm going to watch this closely for help also. I have yet to do a cake with great edges. I've watched tutorials and I just can't get it!
I use Wilton's decorator preferred pans that have perfect 90 degree corners on their square and sheet pans for nice corners. When icing as well I use a decorator comb or spatula up to the corner but stop before starting to smooth the next side of the cake to not have rounded edges.
I'm not sure what type pans you are using, but if you can, invest in Magic Line pans. They give super straight crisp edges. They are awesome! Check them out.
Are you talking about buttercream or fondant? I agree the pans make a big difference for either. I love my Magic Line pans.
To get really cornered edges, don't lay the large piece of fondant over the entire cake all at once, Instead, I cut each piece of fondant out, (one piece to go around each side of the cake, then another to go on top of the cake) then place it on the cake and trim off the edges with an exacto knife/razor. (Measure the height/width and cut the fondant to the exact measurements.) I hope this makes sense... kind of difficult to explain...
Also, When frosting the cake with buttercream before placing the fondant, be sure that the buttercream also has sharp edges.
Since I don't have those awesome magic line pans yet.. I just cut mine and try to do the best I can... i just cut off all the ends then put it in the freezer
I rolled my fondant thinner and it cleaned up the lines quite a bit. Thicker fondant seems to weigh the edges of the cake down, rounding the edges. I also make sure my iced cake is completely chilled and stiff before putting the fondant on.
If you are using buttercream, use the upside down icing technique!
get dvd by sugarshack....on butter cream....
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Sorry if this was already posted, but this is from someone who posts here I believe
Great & in depth video! HTH