Mmf Won't Smooth Around Sides, Too Much Excess. Help!

Decorating By jimcarrie Updated 25 Mar 2008 , 8:41am by Texas_Rose

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jimcarrie Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 2:48pm
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I have successfully covered single layer cakes just fine, but then I go to do a double layer cake and the height of the cake completely threw me! There was so much excess fondant hanging down around the sides couldn't smooth it correctly. I messed up two different cakes, both 2 layered ones. I smoothed from the top down in a corkscrew method. Any suggestions? THANKS!

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JoAnnB Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 6:27am
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Perhaps if you watch the video at it will help.

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Texas_Rose Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 8:41am
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I put the cake plate on top of a pan that has a smaller diamater, so it's lifted off of the counter and the fondant can hang down. Then I smooth and trim. If it's a stacked cake, the fondant goes down to cover the edge of the cake board. If not, I trim as close as possible, then tuck any excess (I'm talking little bits here) under the cake.

It helps me to roll out my fondant for round cakes on the wilton cake dividing wheel (I've only owned the thing for 8 years and it took 7 and a half to find a good use for it icon_biggrin.gif ). Anyhow, the diameter of the cake pan, plus 2 times the height of the cake (measured with a ruler after the middle is filled) plus an inch has never let me down yet. The circles on the dividing wheel are perfect for getting the right size.

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