Fondant Working

Decorating By Serenity03 Updated 11 May 2009 , 10:28am by Elise87

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Serenity03 Posted 10 May 2009 , 4:22am
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So my friends have asked me to make a turntable cake for our DJ friend for his b-day. The only thing I can think to use is fondant, I have never worked with fondant. So i was wondering what advice anyone could give me about working with it... or designing this cake... ANY advice would be great! Thank You!

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JanH Posted 11 May 2009 , 4:55am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, Serenity03. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

Everything you ever wanted to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

Above thread has popular CC recipes for crusting American buttercreams, fondant and doctored cake mixes (WASC in various flavors). And so much more!

Here are photos of turntable cakes from the Galleries:


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Elise87 Posted 11 May 2009 , 10:28am
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Um i have used MMF fondant a couple of get the black if u didn't already know start with a chocolate fondant and then add the black, this will save using heaps and heaps of black paste colouring! (the paste is best for fondant)

When you make the disk or sticking on any decorations such as knobs etc cut them out and wait a bit for then to harden a little that way when you pick them up to put on the cake they won't be all floppy and bend out of shape.

With regards to making and putting the fondant on the cake there are lots of yourtube clips you might want to check out. When rolling it you don't want it too thin otherwise it will tear but don't make it too thick otherwise it will be hard to smooth out the sides of the cake.

As a glue you can either brush the back of fondant decorations with water and place on fondant cake or you can make a 'glue' by making a paste of water mixed with a bit of fondant dissolved in it.

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