Sharp Edges

Decorating By Lovescakesme Updated 1 Jun 2016 , 7:58pm by Lovescakesme

Lovescakesme Posted 1 Jun 2016 , 2:53pm
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Hiya everyone,

i'm new to this forum and so happy i have found it  i am having trouble getting sharp edges with both fondant and buttercream.

When i cut the cake and stack it is straight and when the buttercream is on it also has a sharp corner at the top, however as soon as the fondant is applied it the edges are automatically rounded  how can i avoid this?

thank you x

5 replies
Jenmarlene Posted 1 Jun 2016 , 4:03pm
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maybe your fondant is to thick, try thinning it out more before placing it on the cake.

640Cake Posted 1 Jun 2016 , 4:08pm
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You need to work for those sharp edges :)  Some use two fondant smoothers to sharpen the corners.  I use something called sugar smoothers to sharpen the edge.

You tube has a lot of videos on sharp edges - and a lot of different ways to achieve them!

hep275 Posted 1 Jun 2016 , 6:45pm
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i found a video on youtube by cupcake jemma which detailed how to cover a cake with fondant so a bit basic but she also went into getting sharp edges using fondant smoothers as mentioned above. Might be worth you having a look at that.

SandraAlicante Posted 1 Jun 2016 , 7:16pm
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It sounds like maybe you are not chilling the buttercream on the cake before doing the fondant?

Lovescakesme Posted 1 Jun 2016 , 7:58pm
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Thank youfor the replies,

i have been chilling them, i think i need to get another smoother and be more patient with it. I'm not sire if my fondant is too thick or not, i'm always so nervours about covering a cake, if its too thin it might rip and if I can't get the creases out i will have to redo the whole thing.

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