I'm new to this and am just experimenting with different techniques. I don't make cakes to sell as its just a hobby at this point. I love making cakes for my kids! I had never made fondant or ever worked with it so I thought I would give it a try. Here is the result:
Not too bad, but certainly not perfect! My main question is what timeline do you use when working with fondant? When you roll it out and cut out shape decorations, do you let them dry before moving them? I was having a hard time peeling them off my mat (covered with Crisco) without the shape becoming distorted. Also, I tried rolling the big piece used to cover the cake on the rolling pin but then I couldn't unroll it onto the cake. It didn't stick to the rolling pin but it did stick to itself.
Honestly, nothing went right with this cake from the start so I'm happy with how it turned out, but it took forever! I'm looking for tips and tricks that lead to a better finished product in a shorter time frame.