Help With Covering A Cake With Fondant

Decorating By hopesmith Updated 18 May 2008 , 5:28pm by JanH

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hopesmith Posted 18 May 2008 , 4:18am
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I can never seem to cover a cake with fondant. I took the wilton classes and did fine but when I try to cover them now I can't get the fondant to roll out large enough to cover the cake. Then I have to piece it together and the cakes end up not looking as good. Could it be the MMF that I'm using? We of course used Wilton in the class.

Thanks for any help.


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Sugarflowers Posted 18 May 2008 , 5:39am
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Since I have not used MMF, I don't know for sure if that is the problem. From what I have read on this site, MMF is very "elastic" and I'm guessing that that means it tries to go back to it's original or most recent size. You could try kneading in some glycerin to give it a little more pliability.

There are a several good commercial fondants available or you could make your own. It's a lot less expensive to make.

I have included a link to my recipe for fondant. It has gotten good reviews from people who make it and from customers of mine.

Good luck with your cake decorating classes.


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hopesmith Posted 18 May 2008 , 4:54pm
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Thanks Michelle. I've read really great things about your fondant. I'll have to give it a try.

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JawdroppingCakes Posted 18 May 2008 , 5:22pm
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I use Michelle's fondant as well and it is really good and easy to work with. I've tried the marshmallow fondant and it stays to soft for me when I try to smooth it out that it starts ripping. It might be that it is rolled to thin but I never have had that problem with Michelle's fondant though. Good luck and just experiment till you find one that is good for you.

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JanH Posted 18 May 2008 , 5:28pm
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It would appear that you're either not rolling your fondant out enough to make a suitable size for covering your cake, or you're not using enough fondant to begin with.

How to cover a cake in fondant (sugar-paste) tutorial:

Fondant usage charts:


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