AI have covered a one layer 1/2 sheet in mmf and had no trouble. I found out today that a two layer 1/2 sheet is a LOT harder. I had to peel it off 3 times before I got it right. Out of curiosity I was wondering what's the most times you pro-cakers have had to start over?
AI've had to reposition fondant before it was completely "on", but never had to peel it all off and re-apply.
On one wedding cake I re-did it 3 times, then binned the whole lot and started again.
The fondant just wouldn't behave, so I had a cake tantrum and started again...
I had to re-adjust 3 times once and I had to re-roll a whole sheet once recently. I think it was due to the weather being so warm the fondant was just too soft.
AI was practising on a dummy this weekend. I stacked two four inch tall six inch tiers to create a double barrel.
I had two goes at draping, but it just kept tearing at the top edge.
Then I tried the panel method, but still stuffed it up, my fondant wasn't quite tall enough.
So, like person above, I had a cake tantrum, got out my 8 inch dummy and covered that instead.
Next time I try a double barrel I'll mix modelling chocolate with fondant. I've had better success with that consistency.
I had one really bad experience that I posted about months ago. I got smart though, threw the icing away and just ate the cake naked. It was delicious.
AI like your use of "cake tantrum" cause that's what I had. I had to use an all Crisco frosting with silk. No matter how long I chilled it was soft and sticky. Once the fondant wad down there was no adjusting it. I'm sure it didn't help that it was a solid 80 degrees in my house either.
ACake tantrum!!! Perfect term! I just experienced this with my store bought red and black Virgin Ice brand (Canadian brand) frondant!!! It was dry, cracked and impossible to cover the cake without tearing!!! I added more shortening and (out of desperation) water! I must have peeled it off, re rolled and covered the cake 4-5 times. Each time scraping frosting from the fondant! Grrrr.. Tears were shed.. It was def an epic cake tantrum moment for me! :(