Covering An Oddly Shape Cake In Fondant

Decorating By cakes22 Updated 1 Jun 2013 , 11:12pm by smittyditty

cakes22 Posted 31 May 2013 , 3:33pm
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AHowdy, I need to cover a car cake shaped like a 1967 Pymouth Roadrunner. It's fairly large and has a lot of angles, ridges etc carved into. I'm wondering if I should try to cover it in once piece of fondant (and by large I mean 26 inches long x 11 inches wide x 8 inches tall at it highest spot) or in sections....like roof, the hood, trunk, side panels....I am leaning toward the one piece, as I am afraid of fondant seams ;) Help? Suggestions?

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smittyditty Posted 31 May 2013 , 4:10pm
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I'd go with one piece and just don't roll it to thin so it has lots of give as you work it around crevices.

I've met people who don't smooth fondant like me so I'll throw in what I do just encase you happen to do

it different. My teacher taught me to go in circular motions with your finger and work from top of cake down. I lift the fondant that is touching the table up while doing this which avoids those drapes. IF you already do that then just ignore me..lol but you'd be surprised how many ppl I have known who do it different.

I have never had a tear unless the fondant was paper thin.
 

cakes22 Posted 31 May 2013 , 5:47pm
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AOne giant piece of fondant...rolled by hand.....thnx for the advice, went fairly smoothly (the second attempt :) ) [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3022518/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

smittyditty Posted 1 Jun 2013 , 11:12pm
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good job! Like I said that circular trick works wonders. I'm gonna do a 1932 coupe for my dad so I'll post when I'm done.
 

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