Covering Numbered Cakes With Fondant

Decorating By CakeMakingMad Updated 29 Jul 2015 , 8:02pm by winniemog

CakeMakingMad Posted 29 Jul 2015 , 11:28am
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Does anyone have any tips when it comes to covering numbered cakes with fondant? i did a number 1 a few months ago and the icing did tear a little in the grooves of the number, i have a number 2 to do in August and was wondering if anybody had any tips to stop the icing from tearing?

Many Thanks for any help!

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winniemog Posted 29 Jul 2015 , 1:18pm
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When I've done numbers they've been 4-6" high cakes, so I usually use the wrap method to give a good finish - I wrap around the sides with a single piece of fondant, and then cover the top with another piece, trim, and blend the seams. It's very difficult to get a great result otherwise with all the outside and inside curves - but I'm happy to defer to someone who has the ability to do this!

CakeMakingMad Posted 29 Jul 2015 , 1:45pm
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never tried that! although it must be quite hard to cut the final top piece exactly the same size as the number?

winniemog Posted 29 Jul 2015 , 8:02pm
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I lay on the fondant piece a little larger than the top of the number and trim it to shape in place.

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