I am making a Green Bay Packers cake in the shape of a cheese wheel with a wedge cut out. Does anyone have any pointers on covering these odd shapes with fondant? The attached picture is what I'm using for inspiration.
Thanks in advance for your help!!
For the cutout section, just cover it like a normal round but work that area reeeeeaaaallly slowly. You'll need to stretch the fondant to make it conform to the cutout area, and it will probably have some excess in spots too. If you're using a fondant that has candy clay in it the stretch will be better and you can even cut out a section and just put a strip of fondant up to the cutout area to cover it, then press the edges together to seal it up. I don't know that fondant without the candy clay in it will let you do that, so just go slow and take your time. Don't roll the fondant out too thin to begin with either, you'll need the thickness to work with.
Thank you @costumeczar! I might try mixing in some candy clay. I didn't think of that :)
And start working on the corners first, then the edges and finally the smooth round sides. Same as for a square cake.
I would start in the cutout part first - and as costumeczar said, go slowly and have the fondant a little thicker than normal.
Worst case scenario you can cover the edges of the cutout part with a separate piece - because the seams would look like the separate outer skin and inner part of the cheese.