Which Method Has Worked Best In Covering A Double Barrell Cake 6" X 6"?????

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cakeymom Posted 5 Sep 2014 , 7:35pm
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I am going to attempt this and wanted to know which method has worked best for you?????                      


My cake is 6" tall and 6" wide




1. The panel method with wrapping the cake and then a circle for the top and lots of smoothing.




2. The traditional one piece of fondant method.








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dukeswalker Posted 5 Sep 2014 , 11:19pm
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I've done both...


the first time I just covered as I would a normal cake just working SUPER quick and I rolled it out just a tad thicker than normal.  It came out perfect. 

1st wedding cake - MMF, silk flowers.  12" bottom, 8" double barrel, 6"

The second time was last week and it was HOT which made my fondant SOFT.  I tried doing it the traditional way two times and failed miserably. So I wrapped and did the panel method - but I didn't need a top.

Everything was done in MMF

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easyaspie Posted 5 Sep 2014 , 11:52pm
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ALove the popcorn Cake! What is the pretzel made of?

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dukeswalker Posted 6 Sep 2014 , 3:21pm
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The pretzel (and everything else) was made with MMF, some with a little bit of tylose kneaded in.  It was so cute, after the kids sang happy birthday they DEVOURED the popcorn on top of the cake!  (It was so fun to be at the event that the cake was being served at!)

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maybenot Posted 6 Sep 2014 , 11:37pm
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It depends on the size of the cake. 


An 8" double barrel requires rolling a 24"+ circle of fondant--doable, for the most part.  Once it gets bigger than that, I go to the panel method because I find it really hard to roll and pick up a circle that big.


This cake was 11x8 and done with 2 panels around and a top panel crimped to the sides.




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