Straight Edge Cake

Decorating By cookie1212 Updated 22 Feb 2015 , 2:57am by cookie1212

cookie1212 Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 4:31am
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whenever I bake a cake I never have straight edges when my cake is frosted or covered in fondant.  It's round and it looks horrible. Help!!!!

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Pastrybaglady Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 4:52am
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ADo your cakes have flat tops? Do you trim them?

cookie1212 Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 5:08am
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I trim them and they look fine until i frost them or cover them with fondant

Pastrybaglady Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 5:28am
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Pastrybaglady Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 8:43am
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Oops, that's Edna De la cruz!

julia1812 Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 3:18pm
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AThey are fine UNTIL you frost the cake and cover it with fondant??? Are your layers shifting or do you get bulging?

Gingerlocks Posted 16 Feb 2015 , 4:20pm
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Do you have a picture of a cake you had particular trouble with? Its easier to give advice on how to fix the issue if we can see where the problem are. 

cookie1212 Posted 18 Feb 2015 , 3:03am
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No I don't.  I guess I will take one next time.

cookie1212 Posted 18 Feb 2015 , 3:07am
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Well they don't shift anymore, but I can't seem to get straight edges.  I have watched videos bought classes of craftsy. I just don't know what to do.

LizKatherine Posted 18 Feb 2015 , 5:56am
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By straight edges do you mean that sharp look 90 degree angle? You can do it easily. First you use the bench scrape on the frosting right? chill a bit to get it firm? put the fondant on and buff. or whatever that word is, theres a bunch of tutorials on this but i have 2 of those fondant smoother things and one i use on the sides and the other on top. top in circular motions and press down only slightly. once the fondant is cut and trimmed, on the sides i pull the 2nd smoother up towards the smoother on top. so they meet and make that 90 degree angle i hope this helps its hard to explain but is this what you are looking for? sometimes i pinch the corners to get an extra sharp look but i don't know if i'm legit supposed to do that just my method then i smooth it out. hth

cookie1212 Posted 22 Feb 2015 , 2:57am
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It does help, but I think my problem is the frosted cake underneath the fondant is not smooth.  I think i need more practice and a really good butter cream recipe.


Thanks again,

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