New To This! Fondant Woes

Decorating By Bobbie114 Updated 10 Jun 2010 , 2:59am by mandirombold

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Bobbie114 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 8:16pm
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Hi there,
New to this but addicted to decorated cakes. I am struggling to perfectly cover a cake with fondant I get rolls and messes on the sides and then it tears at the top corners,,,,, is there a trick to this art? icon_cry.gif

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 8:26pm
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Not really. Just keep watching youtube tutorials and keep at it.

It might be tearing because your fondant might be too thin. Try rolling it out a little thicker.

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dsilvest Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 8:29pm
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When you are applying it smooth top first then the first 1-2 inches down the sides, the as you are lifting and pulling the fondant away from the cake smooth the sides. If you place it on a can slightly smaller than the cake the fondant hangs down and it is sometimes easier to apply as well.

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Herekittykitty Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 10:01pm
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I am going through the same thing. Here are the suggestions by all the super friendly and helpful CCers.

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Karen421 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 2:13am
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Welcome!! After you practice a little while you will get better! Watch the videos on you tube and the Sharon Zambito DVD - Flawless Fondant - is great!

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mandirombold Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 2:59am
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keep practicing. I have only been making cakes for a yr and I can't believe the difference in my covering skills then to now. Now I use my large crisco so the fondant falls to to sides. maybe roll it alittle thicker. just keep on trying.

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