Roll Fondant

Decorating By amberly74 Updated 18 Feb 2009 , 5:01pm by kakeladi

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amberly74 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 2:32am
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I was wondering if there were any tricks to rolling fondant I am making a 2 tier candyland cake for my niece and was wondering how you get that smooth look. I have worked with fondant before but with cupcakes nothing this major.

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Ballymena Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 4:28am
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Check out the videos on youtube

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toricp Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 6:33am
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I use shortening instead of powdered sugar. I roll out fairly thin. Measure the top and sides of cake to get size you need. Once rolled, roll fondant aroung rolling pin and center on cake. I smooth out with my hands. Once smoothed, I use a pizza cutter to cut excess off of base. Most of the time a few rubs with your hands around the cakes smoothes out the fondant. Being self taught, that is the only way I know and it works for me. Good luck!

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brincess_b Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 10:03am
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lots of patience and lots of time!
lifting the fondant away from the cake as u smooth down the sides can help to stop it getting pleats in it.

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kakeladi Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 5:01pm
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If you use shortening instead of sure to make it as thin a coating as possible. In fact, some suggest once you apply/spread the shortening you should use a paper towel to wipe over it lightly.

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