Covering A Large Cake With Fondant

Decorating By chezzabelle Updated 6 Jul 2013 , 10:03pm by savannahquinn

chezzabelle Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 8:53pm
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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)

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 9:14pm
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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.

chezzabelle Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 9:24pm
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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

yortma Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 9:40pm
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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

DeliciousDesserts Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 10:19pm
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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.

savannahquinn Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 12:50am
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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!

AndreasCakes Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 12:57am
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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.

savannahquinn Posted 6 Jul 2013 , 10:03pm
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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

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