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Covering a large cake with fondant

post #1 of 8
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Hello,
I covered my 1st 12" cake in fondant earlier and had a few probs when trying to transfer it from the table onto the cake it ripped when i tried placing it on the cake, any advice would be great (i am from the U.K if that makes a difference) as gotta make another 12" in a few wks
(Thanks in advance)
post #2 of 8
What kind of fondant? Are you lifting with arms or rolling it up on something? How thin did you roll it & to what size?

I use Fondarific. I roll about 1/8" thick to just barely a bit more (less than 1/8") of cake dimensions. I roll the fondant onto a PVC pipe. I roll away from me so I can see its in the middle as I unroll.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #3 of 8
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I lifted off with my arms thats how it ripped then i tried rolling onto my rolling pin but messed it up a bit trying to get it off icon_sad.gif i rolled it thinish but not too thin (if that makes sense lol) i also was using asda brand fondant but have never had a prob with ripping before jnless its been really hot but it wasnt that bad today
post #4 of 8

I really like The Mat. The fondant is rolled out between two food safe plastic sheets.   The fondant is transferred on the mat, and the mat is then lifted off.  I just covered an 18" hex without any problems.  It also keeps the fondant from drying out while rolling. HTH

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post #5 of 8
I hate the mat. One person's never is another's always. It always seems to leave pockets that make it look like MMF.

Try using a nice big PVC pipe. It's hard to transfer a big sheet with just your arms. The one I use is 2 1/2" diameter & 30" wide. That way it rolls up nice.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #6 of 8
Sometimes I love the mat sometimes I Hate it! I think it works better with some fondants than others. I recently used it again after breaking up with it for a while and it worked great! Go figure! I like the PVC idea though!
post #7 of 8

For me, it works best to move the fondant from the table to the cake with my arms (and it makes a bigger mess too, sigh). It's definitely not the same for everybody.

 

I roll my fondant just a little thicker for large cakes than I do for smaller cakes.

post #8 of 8
Also if I make a big cake like a Tiffany box that will have a Ribbon down the middle, I just cover the cake in to pieces since ribbon will hide the seam... Just easier
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