Smoothing Out Mmf On Cake??

Decorating By chikie Updated 15 Sep 2005 , 1:17pm by Sangria

chikie Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 2:28am
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Whenever I ice my cake and lay the MMF over it and try to smooth the sides out you can see the layers in the cake it looks like rolling hills...what am I doing wrong???

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jdogga Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 2:37am
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Maybe roll out the fondant thicker?? I have that problem too though so don't listen to me hahaha

APCakes Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 2:46am
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Hi! I would make a thicker undercoating of buttercream. Then, while the buttercream is still fresh (not crusted over), I usually smooth the fondant over the cake with my hands first, and then with the fondant smoother tools.
Maybe your fondant could be a little thicker too... I think I've heard it should be between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick - but I don't even know how thick that is! I always eyeball it. Hope this helps!

cybourg Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 2:52am
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I always allow the buttercream to crust then get it as smooth as possible. The few cakes I have done have turned out nice. And I have used Wilton, Pettinance (sp?) and MMF.

chikie Posted 14 Sep 2005 , 4:19am
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Thanks for all your replys.

Sangria Posted 15 Sep 2005 , 1:17pm
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I frost the cake like normal, and then go take a nice long break to let it sit and settle.

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