How To Keep A Square Cake Square

Decorating By friendly Updated 29 Jun 2008 , 3:29am by PinkZiab

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friendly Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 2:10am
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I start off with a square fruit cake and roll the fondant to the thickness required I check to see if it is the same thinkness on each side using a rolling pin to lift the fondant on the cake. BUT I still end up with a cake tha is not the same size on each side and rounded edges and corners. Can any one help or do I have to give up on square cakes

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costumeczar Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 2:25am
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That's just the fondant doing what it does... it naturally rounds out over the edges of a cake, no matter what shape it is. You can just press it with a fondant smoother or with your hands and shape the corners a little until it's more square. You just have to work it a little, press it out between your hands gently until it gets to a more square-edged shape.

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skeet1zp Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 2:40am
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Here's a great video of covering a square cake. The most important thing to remember is to work the corners first.

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vdrsolo Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 2:44am
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You can also take to fondant smoothers and smooth them towards each other on the corners and edges if you want to sharpen them up some.

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PinkZiab Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 3:29am
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The best advice I can give is to make sure your cake is VERY cold. Put it in the fridge so the buttercream is nice and firm, and don't take it out until your fondant is rolled and ready to lay over the cake. You'll get nice sharp, square edges/corners every time!

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