How To Create Fondant Skirting For Cake Help!

Decorating By Sherena Updated 14 May 2012 , 10:01pm by kakeladi

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Sherena Posted 13 May 2012 , 9:18pm
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Hi guys!

I've been rescued by you caking saints more than a few times and I need you once more. I have a cake this week that requires a full fondant skirt over the bottom tier. I can't seem to get it right, I roll the fondant over the cake and start pleating but as I go I lose the ones I just created?!

Please help, I'm trying not to weep into my fondant over here icon_sad.gif

Here is enthralled's cake that is similar:


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msulli10 Posted 13 May 2012 , 9:58pm
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do it in sections - roll out some fondant to desired length - then fold like you are pleating and place it on cake. If you do it a section at a time you won't loose the pleats. Just fold under the section you are attaching it to so it looks like one continuous pleat. Hope this makes sense.

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Sherena Posted 14 May 2012 , 7:56pm
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Thanks musili10! I appreciate your quick response and help!!

Saved again! icon_smile.gif

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kakeladi Posted 14 May 2012 , 10:01pm
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Yes, as was suggested, roll out your fondant about 12-20" long and as wide as you need to cover the heigth of the cake (about 6" probably) then pleat it and attach to cake. When ready to attach the next section, fold under a 1/2" of each edge and lay it touching the end of the one already in place. Continue doing that until the whole cake is coveredicon_smile.gif

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