How Do I Figure Out How Big To Roll My Fondant?

Decorating By ellavanilla Updated 5 Mar 2014 , 5:58pm by ellavanilla

ellavanilla Posted 5 Mar 2014 , 12:26am
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I'm just starting out with fondant and I can't figure out how big to roll out the circle when covering an entire cake. 

 

Do you have a rule of thumb?

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FrostedMoon Posted 5 Mar 2014 , 12:52am
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For a round cake, I measure the sides and top and add 2 inches then roll to that diameter.  For example, if the sides of my cake are 5 inches tall and the diameter is 10", I roll the fondant out to about 22 inches wide.  

silbella Posted 5 Mar 2014 , 1:13am
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Originally Posted by FrostedMoon 
 

For a round cake, I measure the sides and top and add 2 inches then roll to that diameter.  For example, if the sides of my cake are 5 inches tall and the diameter is 10", I roll the fondant out to about 22 inches wide.  

   Ditto!!

ellavanilla Posted 5 Mar 2014 , 1:30am
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OK, so a 12 inch round cake x 4 inches high would also be 22 inches. 

 

12 inch diameter

+4 inch side

+4 inch side

+2 extra inches

22 inch circle

 

is that right?

 

jen

silbella Posted 5 Mar 2014 , 1:38am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ellavanilla 
 

OK, so a 12 inch round cake x 4 inches high would also be 22 inches. 

 

12 inch diameter

+4 inch side

+4 inch side

+2 extra inches

22 inch circle

 

is that right?

 

jen

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by ellavanilla 
 

OK, so a 12 inch round cake x 4 inches high would also be 22 inches. 

 

12 inch diameter

+4 inch side

+4 inch side

+2 extra inches

22 inch circle

 

is that right?

 

jen

 

you got it!

silbella Posted 5 Mar 2014 , 1:38am
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you got it!

ellavanilla Posted 5 Mar 2014 , 5:58pm
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thank you!

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