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How do I get my fondant cakes smooth?!

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I've tried to smooth my buttercream before putting on fondant but my cakes always look so bumpy?. Am I supposed to put bare minimum amount of buttercream under the fondant or do I put a good amount on.. I just want a nice smooth cake
post #2 of 8

Look into using ganache under fondant instead of buttercream.  I tried it and never looked back!  It makes a nice, hard, smooth surface for the fondant. No squishy buttercream moving around under the fondant.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
That's a great idea unless they don't want chocolate, I'll give it a try
post #4 of 8

Um... do you have a smoother?

post #5 of 8

When you lay the fondant, be sure there are no air bubbles....if you see air bubbles, poke them with a pin and release air, continue smoothing. 

GREAT idea with Ganache.....I would like to try that!!

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
I do have a smoother, I have 2. I tried them and even put crisco on to try to get them to glide better ( bad idea) and the air bubbles weren't a problem my cake just look lumpy, I wish I could attach a picture
post #7 of 8
Is frosting underneath smooth? Too thick?
post #8 of 8

it sounds like your buttercream is buckling under the fondant. especially if you aren't using a crusting buttercream, I would try chilling the cake first.

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