Covering Cake In Fondant

Decorating By readingnorma Updated 2 Mar 2012 , 2:57pm by cdgleason

readingnorma Posted 2 Mar 2012 , 1:05pm
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I am having issues covering cakes in fondant. Is there a trick or hints to not having the creases and having to cut the fondant to eliminate the crease? Can a cake be completely covered without having to "fix" creases? Does someone have a tutorial?

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CalhounsCakery Posted 2 Mar 2012 , 1:18pm
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I elevate my cakes, than carefully work my way down the sides about 1" at a time. Once I've reached the bottom, I trim off my excess, than place the cake on my mat and finish smoothing.

klh82 Posted 2 Mar 2012 , 1:49pm
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cdgleason Posted 2 Mar 2012 , 2:57pm
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there are tons of free tutorials on youtube, along with an infinite amount of tutorials for anything you could want to know/learn about cake decorating.
If you have a little money that you can 'invest', I bought a DVD by Jennifer Dontz that I think is the BEST thing I've ever done for myself to improve my skills.

Before I bought the DVD, I would panic at the thought of covering a cake in fondant because I couldn't figure out how to keep the fondant at very bottom of the cake from puckering and pleating and looking awful!
My first attempt to cover a cake after I bought the DVD was 100% better, and now, I can cover a cake without any worries, or lost sleep!!

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