Bumpy Fondant Icing

Decorating By Sarah1986 Updated 7 Feb 2010 , 11:55pm by jhay

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Sarah1986 Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 11:24pm
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Help needed please.

When ever i ice my cakes with findant icing, it turns out looking really bumpy and not smooth. Ive tried putting 2 layers of icing on but it still turns out bumpy from the cake underneith, does anyone have any tips for getting a real smooth cake?

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bettinashoe Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 11:53pm
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There could be a couple of issues going on for you. You may be putting too much icing under the fondant, all you need is a crumb coat. There may also be air pockets forming under the fondant. Are you using a tool to smooth out the fondant as you cover the cake? In applying fondant, make certain you are using a soft touch when smoothing it out so you don't push down into the crumb coat/cake. As with any other decorating technique, it takes practice.

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jhay Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 11:55pm
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What are you putting between the fondant and the actual cake? There are several things you can put... including buttercream or ganache.

You need to have a pretty decent layer of icing underneath and it needs to be just as smooth as you want the fondant to be. Ice your cake and get it as smooth as you can, chill it for about 30 minutes to an hour, then cover with the fondant.

Another thing that helps is making sure you're fondant is rolled out evenly. Run your hand over the top of the fondant as you're rolling it out to see if you have any lumps or bumps. If you feel that some part is thicker than another, roll until it is even.

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