Hello Everyone out there!
I want to make my Gran a very nice looking cake for her birthday this week, I was hoping to make it look very nice by using fondant to cover the entire cake. I was thinking marshmallow fondant but I have never worked with it before and was wondering if anyone knew how to do the following:
a) How do you cover a entire cake with fondant?
b) Is it hard or easy?
Please help me out someone, Hope to hear from some of you soon :)
There are some great YouTube videos that show how to do it. You can also get some great tutorials from Global Sugar Art and a few other online cake supply stores...sorry I dn't have the links but you can Google just about anything
Working with fondant takes some practice but it's really not hard as you may think. I finally took the plunge in October this year on a Halloween Bday cake I made for a friend.
It's not perfect but I'm still in a learning phase :)
I've made MMF and have used pre-made...prefer the pre-made 'cause it's already colored, less mess to contend with and I like the texture better. You can add oil-based flavoring to suit you as well. It's really a matter of personal preference but if this is your first time, it might be worth the expense to purchase pre-made. MMF is a bit too stretchy to work with IMHO.
Good luck with your Gran's cake...be sure to post pics
Not to mention right here is a marshmallow fondant tutorial by a great caker, one of our own members...
AJust reading your OP, and wanting to check...when you fondant a multi-tiered cake, you know you fondant each tier individually first, before stacking it, right?
No offence meant - just making sure this wasn't the basis of your question!
If you've never worked with fondant before, I'd recommend using a commercial fondant to get a better idea of feel and texture.