Originally Posted by msk222
No I don't I need to get it by this afternoon I was going to get the store bought fondant, satin ice. Thankfully since her birthday is a winter wonderland theme i have already located premade fondant decorations
Oh good! Premade decoration is great. I use Satin Ice all the time. Be sure you knead it really really well before rolling it out and applying it--count 50 times or go 4 or 5 minutes or somwthing to that effect.
While you're out shopping, if you can find a smooth plastic tablecloth grab it up--you can use it to roll your fondant out on and then it's much easier to flip it over the cake if it's on something like that--you can even re-position it a bit if needed--then you can just peel off the tablecloth and begin the smoothing. We can talk about smoothing later.
The tablecloth should be one that will not stretch--if you could even swing by the fabric store they have thick clear vinyl you can get that would be perfect. I would not recommend it for all round use due to it not being exactly approved for food but at this late hour you may need this for sanity's sake.
You doing a round or square cake?
You're gonna wanna roll it out to about 1/4 of an inch thick and apply it to an iced cake, not just crumb coated. I recommend this because it buys you some forgiveness. I think you have a better chance to have a smoothy smooth final surface since we are at zero hour here. Not a real thick layer but just a nice layer of buttercream.
You'll do fine!!!!!