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post #16 of 36

That sounds very promising but could you explain the acetate process to me a bit more?  Also, do you roll out your fondant onto acetate and then use it to lift and lay over your cake and then peel it away?  I have heard of many who do that but have not tried it yet.  Thanks!

post #17 of 36

For my cakes that are ivory or off white fondant, I pipe a small bead of melted white chocolate where the tiers meet and smooth with my finger...Its something I learned when I took a class from James Roselle...It's makes a seamless look.  I also tend to glue things on fondant with Melted chocolate for a quick result.  

 

 Can anyone tell me where they get their acetate to smooth fondant, I've searched online and in stores but can not find it.  Thanks!

post #18 of 36

For the acetate, you can go buy one of those plastic file folders -at an office supply store- and then cut the acetate is about a  smallish rectangle or square- maybe about 4" x 5" and then use it that way. That is what I use and it works very well.

 

by the way, you can also do the exact same thing with an old X-ray film..cut it into the size you need....and then use almost the same way that you'd use fondant smoothers, but be careful if the bc or ganache is softer underneath as it can change it shape due to any pressure you may apply to the acetate with your hands.

post #19 of 36

thanks!

post #20 of 36

Also, those thin flexible chopping mats that are sold in packs (usually different colors so you know which one is for fish, meat, veggies) are good too. I just cut those into the size I want.

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post #21 of 36

oooh acetate is a great idea--thanks!

 

another source for acetate is in the art section of a big box store ex. hobby lobby

 

also to coax a bit of fondant to stop the wrinkling or smoothy out more in a random spot 

 

i rub it with the smooth side of a little blob of fondant--kinda shines up the surface a bit 

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post #22 of 36

What are y'all talking about, using acetate to smooth fondant?

I use acetate to smooth buttercream on rounded surfaces but can't quite picture what you do with acetate on fondant.  Are you using it as a flimsy paddle-style fondant smoother tool?

 

The acetate I use is from frosting sheets.  Thin, clear, flimsy plastic. 

 

The flexible cutting boards I have are much thicker, opaque, and have a slight texture to them.

 

*SMH*  I need a visual.  LOL

 

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post #23 of 36
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post #24 of 36
Yes, for fondant you use the flat acetate sides (not edges ) to smooth over the surface.

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post #25 of 36
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tZIX8-k-III

Towards the end of the video, she uses acetate to smooth and create sharp edges on her fondant. Hth!
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post #26 of 36

hey, what's *SMH* ?

 

shut my hello?

 

so me (need) help?

 

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share my (dilemna) h?

 

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post #27 of 36

SMH = Smack My Head

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Opps, SMF = Shaking My Head

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post #30 of 36

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thank you, leah!!!

 

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