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!!!!
ADo your cakes have flat tops? Do you trim them?
I trim them and they look fine until i frost them or cover them with fondant
AHave you searched youtube for some tutorials? Here's one by Edna Cruz: [URL=https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=channel_page&v=dIXHFqpJK84]https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=channel_page&v=dIXHFqpJK84[/URL]
Oops, that's Edna De la cruz!
AThey are fine UNTIL you frost the cake and cover it with fondant??? Are your layers shifting or do you get bulging?
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.
No I don't. I guess I will take one next time.
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.
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
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.