Ugly Fondant

Decorating By connie1220 Updated 2 Mar 2011 , 4:36am by Kristie925

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connie1220 Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 10:34pm
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HELP ASAP!! Can I put a thin layer of fondant over a cake that already has a thin layer on it. It has a 1" tear that I can not cover and looks UGLY!! Will it WORK?
I don't want to take off the fondant because I am scared it will ruin the cake.
Thank you,

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cake_architect Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 10:41pm
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i think you could do it, just be sure and patch up the tear first otherwise it'll show through like a scar

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BrindysBackyard Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 10:48pm
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yse, patch the tear and then brush a little water on the fondant you are covering up so it will stick and not slide around

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sugardugar Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:02am
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the above advice is what i would advise...patch then cover if you wish.

i'd like to try to help with the real issue tho - you have a tear ack!

i had this always happen when i first started using fondant...which was recently.

i think the keyword you used here is "thin". that was my problem. i just didn't get it. turns out my fondant was just far too thin. it has to be wayyy thicker than i ever expected - this allows you to stretch it around a little, if that makes sense, without it tearing as it has plenty of room to thin out as you pull. icon_smile.gif

also...when i do mess up my fondant, i remove it. wipe away your crumbs and just knead any BC into the fondant - it doesn't seem to change it at all.

also, make sure it isn't too dry.

hope everything worked out!!

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Sorelle Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:27am
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I patch using fondant that has been heated in microwave til it is like a paste then I use it like spackle. I saw cake boss do this and I've used it a couple times, works good but the patch is shinier than the other fondant.

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Kristie925 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 4:36am
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I saw Duff on Ace of Cakes use royal icing the same color as the fondant and basically spackle the crack. They showed before and after pics and it was amazing!

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