Sharp Edges On Fondant Cakes!

Decorating By Berecca Updated 26 Jan 2009 , 6:05am by xstitcher

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Berecca Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 6:41am
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I need to know how to make sharp, sharp edges on a square fondant cake. So sharp that it looks like a perfectly done square buttercream cake. How do you get that sharpness with fondant?

Anybody know?


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milissasmom Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 7:00am
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Hi...I don't know what others do but I fully Ice my cake, and FREEZE it...get my fondant ready, take the cake out and Ice it hard/Frozen and pinch my edges/corners if I need too. Got this tip from Elisa Strauss at Confetti Cakes in New York and it has never failed me. I am sure others will chime in with their methods as well. At this point my cakes have already settled so when they thaw they don't shift/change shape at all and are incredibly moist. Good luck finding what works for you!

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Berecca Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 4:38am
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When you put the fondant on over the frozen BC, do you find that the fondant starts to collect condensation as it starts to get cold? Is that a problem at all? Thanks so much! I'll give it a try!


And does anyone else have any more tips for me on sharp edges (not just the corners) on a fondant-covered square cake? If you're hesitant to give your secret up, I'd be willing to swap tips that you might be interested in - just look in my gallery to see if there is something you might like to know more about - I just need to learn how to get sharp-as-buttercream edges on fondant!


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xstitcher Posted 26 Jan 2009 , 6:05am
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Sugarshack goes over this in her dvd Flawless Fondant. I'm more of a visual person and have a harder time explaining in words but pinching I guess would be a good word. You need to pinch it between two smoothers (I've only worked with a round fondant covered cake so far so am not too much of a help to you). icon_redface.gif .

I would recommend getting Sharon's dvd. I'm sure it will answer all of your questions and then some. I have her 1st 3 dvd's and they are all awesome.

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