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post #1 of 19
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I am going to cover a cake with two layers of fondant.  I plan to use buttercream icing under the bottom layer of fondant but do I need to use something between the two layers of fondant to keep the top layer from sliding off?  This is my first attempt at this and would appreciate any info anyone wants to share.  Thanks!

post #2 of 19

Why are you double covering your cake?

 

Usually you just need to moisten fondant to get more fondant to adhere to it.

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post #3 of 19
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I want to cut out shapes from the top layer (which will be colored) and have the white layer underneath show through the shapes.  I have seen this done and really like the effect, but I wasn't sure about whether the top layer of fondant might slip off if I didn't use something to make it adhere to the bottom layer.

 

Thanks for your assistance.
 

post #4 of 19
I would think maybe brush a tad bit of water here and there on your white fondant to make sure the colored fondant didn't try to run away. I have never done this, but it sounds neat.
post #5 of 19

I suppose it may depend on your environment and type of fondant but I have done exactly what you are wanting to do (dry air and satin ice fondant) and I didn't put anything between the layers. It sticks to itself just fine.  I also roll mine out on Pam so if you have a lot of powdered sugar residue that may be a problem.

post #6 of 19
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I use a thin coat of shortening when I roll out my fondant.  I also do it on a plastic mat, then I can just flip the mat over onto the cake...works great!  Thanks for your assistance ladies...I knew I could find my answers here.
 

post #7 of 19

I've heard of this technique. When you cut out the shapes, what happens if you can't get it out? Won't it stick to the fondant underneath?

post #8 of 19
I'm guessing she will roll out and apply the white fondant to the cake then roll out, cut, and layer the colored and cut fondant over the white that's already on the cake.
post #9 of 19
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I haven't tried it yet...I've only seen it done on TV, want to try it out.  I will put a post here if I have any problems.
 

post #10 of 19
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My plan is to cover the cake with white fondant first, then cover it again with the colored fondant just like I did the white.  I will then use an exacto knife to cut out the shapes from the top fondant layer.  Wish me luck!!

post #11 of 19
No!!! Cut the shapes out first before you put it on top of the white! It'll be much easier and it's a pain in the rear to cut fondant while on a cake. Much less having to worry about gouging the layer underneath.
post #12 of 19

I think it might stretch too much if you cut first especially if there's more than one hole--CandyCakes, you are wanting like a one-layer cloisonne effect yes?

 

Like when you do a car windshield you put fondant on the 'car' and then layer the car's exterior surface on top of that and cut away the top layer to expose the windshied which now looks recessed like a real windshield.

 

If just random shapes are being applied yes cut them first. But if you are placing layers to slice off and expose different colors underneath then you cut after it's all applied.

 

Sounds like fun!!

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post #13 of 19

And also you don't want it to stick together so much in this case so you can cleanly remove the excess. So If I did apply anything to help it stick it would be in areas where I knew I did not need to cut away--in the car example that's the hood. doors, roof, and the rear end. If I put a tad of moisture on those areas it helps hold it in place a bit too, But I know I've forgotten to moisten and it works.

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post #14 of 19

One more vote here for covering completely then cutting out.  How on earth would you get it perfect if you cut it out first?

post #15 of 19
I've done this, and you definitely cut it after you layer it, or else it stretches too bad and just makes a mess.
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