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post #16 of 84
Thanks for posting. Great idea.
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This is how a fondant lifter works: You leave the rings all together and roll out your fondant on top of it. When you're ready to put the fondant on the cake, you lift the outter ring up and gently pull the inner rings down away from the fondant...leaving them lying on the counter.

You then have a big hole in the middle of the outer ring with fondant kind of drooping down in the middle. You lift it up and onto the center of the cake and gently bring it down. Does that make sense?
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post #18 of 84
I haven't tried this, but had an idea, would it work to cut a big cardboard circle with a hole in it, wrap in contact, and use that as a fondant lifter?
Roll out fondant on counter, put onto the cardboard and lift over cake?
post #19 of 84
Oh my gosh! That is such a great idea!! Thanks frankandcathy I'm going to have to give this a try. I have my very first wedding cake coming up.

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post #20 of 84
This is great! Thank you for posting such good instructions. I've been a little afraid to try fondant because I just knew I'd never be able to lift it onto the cake neatly. I'll definitely try it now!
post #21 of 84
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Originally Posted by frankandcathy

This is how a fondant lifter works: You leave the rings all together and roll out your fondant on top of it. When you're ready to put the fondant on the cake, you lift the outter ring up and gently pull the inner rings down away from the fondant...leaving them lying on the counter.

You then have a big hole in the middle of the outer ring with fondant kind of drooping down in the middle. You lift it up and onto the center of the cake and gently bring it down. Does that make sense?



Do the seams in between the fondant rings leave creases/impressions in the fondant?

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post #22 of 84
NOW you tell me after I go and spend $200.00
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post #23 of 84
I'm not into the fondant stuff yet, so I'm glad to be reading up on this. BUT....does that mean you leave the cake ON that bottom 'foam core' or metal base? Or after you put the fondant on the cake, you move it to whatever you are placing the cake on? I understand how the lifter works, but it looks like in the pictures that the cake stays on the base. Please explain. Thanks.
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post #24 of 84
Frankandcathy, I'm sorry, now back to how great this idea is.

I would have never thought to try and make one myself, it sure is going to make life easier and save me a lot of money.

Fondant is challenging enough, and getting it on the cake is even worse, especially if you have fingernails like I do.

Thanks again.
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post #25 of 84
OK, I'm still not sure how the fondant just doesn't fall into the big hole when you lift it up icon_confused.gif - but a great alternative idea to those outrageously expensive commercial ones!

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post #26 of 84
FrankandCathy THANKS so much for the extremely cost saving idea!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

It's a knock off of the origianl, but who cares, it works thumbs_up.gif ....but so are many of the wanna be Coach purses and watches and what nots...I'm sure some of us are toting them around somewhere...but who cares....so we save some bucks on a lifter....WOOHOO...love the idea. I can find other important stuff to spend a few extra bucks on....

Any new knock off ideas are welcome by me!!!!! Yeah baby!! Bring them on!!!!

Keep on baking!!!!!!!

Cindy

P.s. nikinimal, not very nice....totally uncalled for...
post #27 of 84
Great idea, but no one's answered the question about it leaving rings or marks. Maybe that means it doesn't? I'm just afraid I'm gonna make this thing, roll fondant over it and get big circles on it from rolling it out. Am I the only one not getting it? (sorry)

As for nikinimal, I read some of her/his other posts and this seemed really uncharacteristic....hopefully just a bad day? Everyone gets from this board what they need I think, but there is NEVER any need to slight someone or insult someone's attempt to help others save money doing what they love.

Hugs to all - especially nikinimal.
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post #28 of 84
that's a great idea, thanks! I looked at the originals this summer at convention, but they were INCREDIBLY expensive and I was alreay way over budget by then with all the fun vendors... icon_lol.gif

Glad someone took the time to come up with an affordable alternative! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #29 of 84
FrankandKathy,

I'm a VISUAL learner - is there any way you can post pics utilizing your instructions? I can read something a zillion times and just not get it - but let me SEE it and i can get it! Just a thought.
post #30 of 84
This sounds a great idea. Do you roll the fondant over the rings or slide the ring underneath the fondant?

If you roll it over the rings wouldn't it leave marks of the rings?

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