hillaryedward Posted 29 Dec 2012 , 9:24pm
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Hello Everyone out there! 

 

I want to make my Gran a very nice looking cake for her birthday this week, I was hoping to make it look very nice by using fondant to cover the entire cake. I was thinking marshmallow fondant but I have never worked with it before and was wondering if anyone knew how to do the following: 

a) How do you cover a entire cake with fondant?

b) Is it hard or easy?

 

Please help me out someone, Hope to hear from some of you soon :) 

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newbaker55 Posted 29 Dec 2012 , 11:06pm
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There are some great YouTube videos that show how to do it. You can also get some great tutorials from Global Sugar Art and a few other online cake supply stores...sorry I dn't have the links but you can Google just about anythingicon_biggrin.gif

 

Working with fondant takes some practice but it's really not hard as you may think. I finally took the plunge in October this year on a Halloween Bday cake I made for a friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's not perfect but I'm still in a learning phase :)

 

I've made MMF and have used pre-made...prefer the pre-made 'cause it's already colored, less mess to contend with and I like the texture better. You can add oil-based flavoring to suit you as well.  It's really a matter of personal preference but if this is your first time, it might be worth the expense to purchase pre-made. MMF is a bit too stretchy to work with IMHO.

 

Good luck with your Gran's cake...be sure to post picsicon_smile.gif

-K8memphis Posted 29 Dec 2012 , 11:11pm
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Not to mention right here is a marshmallow fondant tutorial by a great caker, one of our own members...

 

http://cakecentral.com/a/mmf-how-to-decorate-cake-marshmallow-fondant

Evoir Posted 29 Dec 2012 , 11:18pm
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AJust reading your OP, and wanting to check...when you fondant a multi-tiered cake, you know you fondant each tier individually first, before stacking it, right?

No offence meant - just making sure this wasn't the basis of your question!

If you've never worked with fondant before, I'd recommend using a commercial fondant to get a better idea of feel and texture.

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