Covering Tapered Tier With!

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tideeboo_larkilou Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 6:04pm
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When I cover a tier where the top is larger than the bottom (like in a topsy turvy cake), I always get bad seams on the bottom because there is more fondant. HELP! How do I fix this? I've watched how to videos and they all do it and it looks great; however, when I do it, it looks like poo. icon_sad.gif

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kakeladi Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 12:57am
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Elevate that cakeicon_smile.gif Place your cake on a board the same size; place this on anything that is slightly smaller around but about 3-4" tall (a Crisco can?). Now when you put the fondant on the cake it will hang down past the edge of the cake/board so you can cut it off.
Work quickly or the fondant might tear at the top - if you rolled it thin.

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anricat Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 1:33am
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Letting a bunch hang off helps. Also lift and smooth. It sounds counterintuitive, but you need to keep lifting the bottom up with one hand and smoothing with the other.

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sally299 Posted 18 Nov 2014 , 6:37am
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Thank you , That`s definitely going to help .

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