Hi, I'm new to fondant icing and I'm using it on a heart shaped cake this weekend. I think I have a good understanding of how to ice a cake in fondant, but are there any tips I should know about icing the odd shaped heart cake? Any kind of help is greatly appreciated! Thanks..
When covering a heart shaped cake:
Create a round fondant shape, put on just like you do a round shaped cake except - tuck in the indented area FIRST. Then, proceed to smooth the rest of the cake after the indent is covered.
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Now I have covered a heart shape cake and I found out that it is not that hard, just make good and sure that you have enough to cover the cake and then some, I found out the hard way. You can see from my pictures that the bottom cake, I had a lot of trouble with, because I almost ran out of fondant. Make sure a post your picture so we can all see you cake. Good luck and have fun doing it!!!
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Welcome to CC. Heart shape cakes are not difficult. Make sure you have plenty of overlap & smooth downwards. Look forward to seeing your cake.
You know I was intimidated by trying to enrobe a shaped cake with fondant, but once I tried it I really think it was easier than a round. I covered a comma shape and a heart shape with no problem. On the heart cake I smoothed the point end first just in case I got any wrinkles, I wanted that part to be perfect because it is dead center front. But once I got the fondant on it just seemed to fall into place and I didn't get wrinkles anywhere. Easy breezy.