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post #16 of 21
Oh sorry- my bad! I've seen this question asked to her before and no, you cannot use flavored because it has a lot of things in it besides gelatin (color, flavoring) and would mess up the recipe. I have seen recipes on this site for Jello fondant though. If you happen to try one - let me know how it comes out for you!
post #17 of 21
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How do you get it smooth at the bottom of the cake, mine was all wrinkled up because there was more than was needed to go around.



I've had problems with that, too. I think in my situation it happened because my top layer was larger (not on purpose!) than the lower layer and it just didn't lay right. It seemed pleated almost when you got to the bottom. I didn't really know what to do. It wasn't a cake for anyone in particular and so I just kind of trimmed it vertically taking some of it out and tried to smooth it together. Hint: didn't work well.

I watched Aine's video. Everything looks so darn easy in videoland!

Lisa
post #18 of 21
luv2cook, you don't need to refrigerate fondant! Just be sure to wrap it well.
post #19 of 21
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I was wondering if trimming some out would work, thanks for sharing your difficulties. I think the top layers of my cake were also bigger and I thought that was contributing to the problem. I think the dryness of the fondant was also a part of the problem.
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post #20 of 21
What I do is put all my cakes on a cake cardboard the same size as the cake, then put waxed paper under it on the turntable while I ice it and whatnot. I put the fondant on and smooth it down, then use the waxed paper to lift the cake up by the cardboard and push the fondant under the cake cardboard. The fondant will attach itself and rip. This way - no folds or icing leaking out.
that sounds really compicated, sorry. It's not though - promise
post #21 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks Sayhellojana, that makes sense and I will give it a try when I have a chance. My next few probably won't be covered in fondant so I will have to remember your suggestion. I really appreciate all the advice from everyone.
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