Wrapping A Cake With A Different Colour Rolled Icing ...... Any Tips?

Decorating By Lea17 Updated 16 Jan 2013 , 12:55pm by Dayti

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Lea17 Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 12:00pm
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I'm wanting to make a cake with a white iced (fondant) top and with coloured side, but last time I attempted this I struggled to get the icing around the side of the cake without breaking or cracking! Is there any easy way of doing it or any tips someone can share with me?   many thanks :)

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mgreen44 Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 12:45pm
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AI'm awful at explaining, but I'll give it a go. I'd covered the whole thing in white first and then cute a piece of wax paper the exact width and length you need to cover your cake. (I'm assuming its circular) then I'd roll out the colored onto this and trim it so it was the same. Then it should stick and you should be able to pick it up without it cracking and then apply it and peel off the wax paper. I've done this with striped lines, it worked well. I'm assuming it will work similarly for this.

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Lea17 Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 12:50pm
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oh wax paper, never thought of using that before - actually haven't used it at all yet lol - but have seen it used quite a bit ........ thank you ;)

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Dayti Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 12:55pm
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Or roll out your fondant, cut into the size you need, and roll it up around your rolling pin. Holding the rolling pin vertically, unravel around the cake slowly, smoothing as you go. Much like a bandage.Overlap at the back, and cut through the ends to make a sharp join, remove excess and stick properly.

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