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Make Your Own Cheap Fondant Lifter

post #1 of 84
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Hey everyone. I had to cover some cakes in fondant and I HATE transferring the fondant to the cake. Yes, yes, I've read all the posts about how easy it is...but it isn't so easy for me!

Anyway, I went to Michael's framing department. You can buy a huge sheet of foam core back there. Buy a heated craft knife. Take board home and cut concentric cirlce about 3" apart as big as you want. This will take a while but it is WELL worth the time.

Note: Before you separate the rings, turn the board over and make marks on the back that will show you how to line them up again because chances are you're not cutting a perfect circle. If you don't mark the exact placement, it will be VERY hard to line them up correctly again.

Cover the top of the rings with clear contact paper. Smear with crisco before rolling fondant out over top. Separate the ring you wish to use from the other rings, lift up and over the cake. You're done! No pinching, no tearing, no sticking, no fuss, no tears. One person can cover a very large cake.

BTW, the commerical version (Bakery Craft carries the cheapest) start at $150. I think the $14 foam core was much better!
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post #2 of 84
can you show me a picture of the foam core whats a foam core?
post #3 of 84
I've been trying to figure out how to make one of these! Can't wait to try it!
Laura
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post #4 of 84
What a fantastic idea!

I haven't done much work with fondant, but I can see that this would be a huge help, based on my experience so far, LOL! icon_eek.gif

Where in the store do you find the heated craft knife?

THanks!
Laura.
post #5 of 84
How creative! Can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.
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post #6 of 84
Is there a link to Bakery Craft??? I would like to look at it. That's a great idea!! you're so smart.
post #7 of 84
You are such a smart cookie! Thanks for sharing....I always thought cake decorators are geniuses in their own right. icon_smile.gif
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post #8 of 84
koda911 ~ foam core is basically two posterboards with foam in between them. It makes a very sturdy base for cakes. They are similar to the cake drums only they are not pre-covered.

Craft stores carry them.
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post #10 of 84
hmmmmm....interesting!!!!! Great idea!!!!!
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post #11 of 84
Wow that is awesome!! I have been using a large rolling pin with my fondant, but I always manage to get a fingernail mark somewhere...this would be great on those bigger cakes! Thanks!! thumbs_up.gif
post #12 of 84
ummm, I don't understand at all. I even went and looked at the pic. You roll the fondant out over all the rings, and then you reach under the foam board and lift up the size circle you want, with the fondant on top of it. But then, how would you get the circle out from under it to place it on your cake? and am I even on the right track? help me understand! thanks!
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post #14 of 84
I haven't used one yet, but I think I understand how to do it:

You roll out your fondant, then slide the ring under it that you want to use and lift using the ring.

To choose the size of the ring to use, you want the opening in the ring to be larger than the cake you're covering, so that when you put the fondant on the cake, you just lower the ring to the table, and the fondant will hang over the sides of the cake.

Is that close, LOL!?
post #15 of 84
Wow, this is great
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