I recently started using fondant on my cakes and I ALWAYS seem to have problems with covering the sides of cakes, especially the last few inches/centimeters I have left to adhere to the cake. :( Of course, I make the neater side the front of the cake, but the back side looks rather messy, and I really want to fix that. Any tips? I hope this all makes sense TIA!!!
Practise by covering a cake tin. You can re-roll and re-use that fondant for practise.
Some books show you very clearly, that you have to roll a larger piece of fondant than you think, to get it all the way down the side.
You should watch youtube videos, they are very helpful. There are a lot of them--use google to find them.
Satin Ice has a nice range of tutorials and several deal with covering a cake--round & square.
AThis utube video is to help with using the tool called "the mat" im not telling you to buy the mat, even though after watching this video I do want to buy it lol. Anyways at the end of the viedo she talks about how to smooth the fondant onto your cake just a few inches at a time all around the cake rather than smoothing the cake all at once....I found the video very informative.
WOW. Thank you so much! she literally pointed out the reason for all the problems I had! You're the best!!!!
AHappy to help and I love it when people reply back that I did help them. Happy baking. :grin: