How Do I Get My Fondant Cakes Smooth?!

Decorating By flourxxchildxx Updated 4 Nov 2012 , 9:16pm by renalume

flourxxchildxx Posted 1 Nov 2012 , 3:57am
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AI've tried to smooth my buttercream before putting on fondant but my cakes always look so bumpy?. Am I supposed to put bare minimum amount of buttercream under the fondant or do I put a good amount on.. I just want a nice smooth cake

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silverdragon997 Posted 2 Nov 2012 , 5:26am
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Look into using ganache under fondant instead of buttercream.  I tried it and never looked back!  It makes a nice, hard, smooth surface for the fondant. No squishy buttercream moving around under the fondant.

flourxxchildxx Posted 3 Nov 2012 , 9:12pm
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AThat's a great idea unless they don't want chocolate, I'll give it a try

Godot Posted 3 Nov 2012 , 9:21pm
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Um... do you have a smoother?

Cakes by peeps Posted 3 Nov 2012 , 10:30pm
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When you lay the fondant, be sure there are no air bubbles....if you see air bubbles, poke them with a pin and release air, continue smoothing. 

GREAT idea with Ganache.....I would like to try that!!

flourxxchildxx Posted 4 Nov 2012 , 3:46am
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AI do have a smoother, I have 2. I tried them and even put crisco on to try to get them to glide better ( bad idea) and the air bubbles weren't a problem my cake just look lumpy, I wish I could attach a picture

Cakes by peeps Posted 4 Nov 2012 , 6:03pm
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AIs frosting underneath smooth? Too thick?

renalume Posted 4 Nov 2012 , 9:16pm
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it sounds like your buttercream is buckling under the fondant. especially if you aren't using a crusting buttercream, I would try chilling the cake first.

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