Square Cakes Covered In Fondant

Decorating By txmom2 Updated 10 Dec 2009 , 7:11pm by ApplegumKitchen

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txmom2 Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 7:27pm
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How do I make a square cake that looks like a box with straight lines. The cakes that I have done seem to have more rounded corners and the top of the cake has more of a 'mushroom' shape to the top of it. Any help would be great!

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JodieF Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 7:30pm
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Trim the cake so it has that box shape!
I fill and stack, then shape the cake and crumb coat. Let it settle overnight, then trim again to remove any buldges and perfect the shape. Then cover in fondant.


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niccicola Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 12:38pm
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Sometimes, the corners will sag a little bit and cause rounded corners. I think you can try building up the corner just a tad with fondant before covering with fondant. Not sure how well it would work, but you could try.

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 12:47pm
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I've seen where those who use ganache form their sharp corners with the ganache and then put the fondant on. It has to be a ganache that sets up firm.

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Rincewind Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 1:06pm
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I'm not 100% positive, but I think some people make fondant panels to get the look you are describing. I think that I read that somewhere around here...

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JanH Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 6:47pm
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CC Article on achieving square corners on buttercream cake:
(Also helpful prior to applying fondant.)


Indydebi demonstrates frosting square corners:



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ApplegumKitchen Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 7:11pm
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Yes the SETTING ganache is a great tip - but also you need to have your fondant really thin - 1/8th of an inch or less - when your fondant is thicker you will end up with the rounded edges.

Use two smoothers to form a right-angle and this will also help to achieve your sharp edges

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