AHello, I covered my 1st 12" cake in fondant earlier and had a few probs when trying to transfer it from the table onto the cake it ripped when i tried placing it on the cake, any advice would be great (i am from the U.K if that makes a difference) as gotta make another 12" in a few wks (Thanks in advance)
AWhat kind of fondant? Are you lifting with arms or rolling it up on something? How thin did you roll it & to what size?
I use Fondarific. I roll about 1/8" thick to just barely a bit more (less than 1/8") of cake dimensions. I roll the fondant onto a PVC pipe. I roll away from me so I can see its in the middle as I unroll.
AI lifted off with my arms thats how it ripped then i tried rolling onto my rolling pin but messed it up a bit trying to get it off :-( i rolled it thinish but not too thin (if that makes sense lol) i also was using asda brand fondant but have never had a prob with ripping before jnless its been really hot but it wasnt that bad today
I really like The Mat. The fondant is rolled out between two food safe plastic sheets. The fondant is transferred on the mat, and the mat is then lifted off. I just covered an 18" hex without any problems. It also keeps the fondant from drying out while rolling. HTH
AI hate the mat. One person's never is another's always. It always seems to leave pockets that make it look like MMF.
Try using a nice big PVC pipe. It's hard to transfer a big sheet with just your arms. The one I use is 2 1/2" diameter & 30" wide. That way it rolls up nice.
ASometimes I love the mat sometimes I Hate it! I think it works better with some fondants than others. I recently used it again after breaking up with it for a while and it worked great! Go figure! I like the PVC idea though!
For me, it works best to move the fondant from the table to the cake with my arms (and it makes a bigger mess too, sigh). It's definitely not the same for everybody.
I roll my fondant just a little thicker for large cakes than I do for smaller cakes.
AAlso if I make a big cake like a Tiffany box that will have a Ribbon down the middle, I just cover the cake in to pieces since ribbon will hide the seam... Just easier