CakesbyJoni190 Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 4:03am
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Hi I am a aspiring cake decorator from the tropical isle of Jamaica and would like to know what is causing me not to have a smooth surface when I lay my fondant, Also who has a tried and true vanilla cake for this purpose. Thank you in advance for any help provided there is the picture below 

 

 

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melanie-1221 Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 4:06am
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Are you using any type of icing or ganache under your fondant?

CakesbyJoni190 Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 4:21am
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yes I do it is a butter-cream recipe i got from cake supplies plus using high ratio shortening 

melanie-1221 Posted 4 Feb 2013 , 4:30am
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With buttercream make sure you are not putting too much on. Just a thin coat works for me, then I let that crust a bit, I lay a smooth paper towel on the buttercream and smooth it with a spatula. You can use a smooth paper towel or wax paper. Then I lay my fondant.

I used to get bumps too and it was because I was using too thick of a layer of buttercream and I wasn't smoothing it well enough before laying the fondant.

I have used a variety of cakes and they don't seem to be the cause of lumps.

I do have my go to recipes posted on my blog, they all work wonderfully under fondant.

Hope this helpsicon_biggrin.gif

 

Your cake design is beautiful!

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