Cracked Edges On Fondant Covered Board?

Decorating By perfectcakebyshirley Updated 11 May 2009 , 5:41pm by sweetcravings

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perfectcakebyshirley Posted 11 May 2009 , 5:28pm
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Once I have a board covered in fondant, including the edges, how do I keep from cracking/breaking the fondant on the edges when moving the cake around? It's pretty much impossible not to touch the edges when moving the cake. The last time I did this, pieces of the fondant broke off on edge, just from my fingers coming out from under the board, even though I was being as careful as I could. Any suggestions?

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beachcakes Posted 11 May 2009 , 5:34pm
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I never cover the edges for this reason. I like to cover the edge of the drum with a ribbon. I dont do that many fondant cakes, but just uploaded this one where i used that method.

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sweetcravings Posted 11 May 2009 , 5:41pm
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Yup, that's what i did for the fondant covered board i did last weekend. I just covered the top, not sides. By doing this it's very easy to trim off the excess fondant with a sharp knife..then on the side of the drum i added ribbon. It's my most recent communion cake.

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