Can anyone make any suggestions. I am doing a cake with tapered edges and am having a hard time getting smooth sides for my fondant. I did everything the topsey turvey video said to do, and that all worked out well until I did my fondant. I make my own fondant, and it doesn't have the same elasticity as professional fondant such as satin ice. When I got my fondant on, it started to crack along the top of the cake. This was not that bad, but I couldn't get the fondant on the cake before I started to get some tearing, and now I have a lot of crackls and lines. I want to try to smooth out some of the cracks and tear (repair places). Does anyone have a technique to smooth out a bad fondant job.
How big are the cracks?
If the fondant has set already you'll need to "warm it" a little bit.
I've used a blow dryer on LOW setting about 12" away from the cake in a back and forth motion to warm up the fondant a bit, let it rest a minute or two and then use the fondant smoother to work out the cracks.
Other times if the cracks aren't that bad I use a bit of bc to fill them in and smooth, sort of like filling in a crack in drywall.
Thanks, I never thought about the hair drying thing. That sounds pretty good, The cracks and more like large places I had to piece together because I was trying to keep it from tearing or trying to piece it together. I think I will try some RI and see it that helps. But thanks for your great idea with the hair dryer.
RI is good and lots of stripes and designs placed over the boo boos.
If they are not big cracks, you can also use a little bit of leftover fondant, roll it into a ball, rub a side smooth on a flat surface and then rub it over the crack in a circular motion. This will usually smooth out smaller cracks and blemishes. Kind of like a sander... .
I agree with using RI like plaster. BC sometimes leaves a slight tell-tale shine sometimes which I find that RI does not when I'm trying to cover up 'the scene of the crime (small blemishes)'.