Hi, I've bought a petal tin with 6 scallops and needed advice on how to ganache a petal shaped cake with sharp edges and grooves.. Also, how is fondant best applied to them. You see some images of peoples petal tiers and theyre so perfect as if ganache discs have been used. Any advice would be great Thank You.
I don't have a petal pan, but I would think that the flexible smoothers would be a great help to smooth the sides. If I were covering a petal pan in fondant, I would cover the top first, then wrap the sides. It would be easy to hide a seam inside the scallops.
I did a petal cake recently. It was a challenge for me. I did it in one piece like covering a round. I used a ball of fondant to shape it as my flexible smoothers were just too big. It took me a while but I managed to get a good finish. I guess the type of fondant helped as it stayed pliable for a good amount of time. I like the idea of using two pieces though.
Debbie, I would have thought there would not have been enough fondant to stretch into all the crevices on a petal cake. I guess that depends upon the fondant, too, and how stretchy it is. Good for you, that is pretty amazing!