Always Have Problems Covering The Sides Of Cakes!

Decorating By missconfectionality Updated 14 Jan 2013 , 11:14am by kazita

missconfectionality Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 10:11pm
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Hi Everyone!


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 icon_sad.gifTIA!!!

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BakingIrene Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 10:56pm
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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. 

BlakesCakes Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 11:05pm
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Satin Ice has a nice range of tutorials and several deal with covering a cake--round & square.



kazita Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 11:21pm
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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.

Hth. Kat

missconfectionality Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 8:54am
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WOW.  Thank you so much! she literally pointed out the reason for all the problems I had!  You're the best!!!! thumbs_up.gif

kazita Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 11:14am
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AHappy to help and I love it when people reply back that I did help them. Happy baking. :grin:


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