... I know WHAT I need to do, but I'm having a bl**dy nightmare trying to do it.
Got a huge 3D wine bottle cake to cover.
It's been made using five 5" round cakes, each torted into 3 layers (so 2 layers of buttercream) and stacked. Each cake is on its own cake board and has a couple of plastic dowels for support, plus there's a central wooden dowel. I've used Rice Krispie treats for the 'shoulders' of the bottle and the neck is cardboard tubing covering in cling film (Saran).
It's 22" from the base of the cake to the bottom of the neck. And 17" in diameter.
But so far, so good.
BUT I CAN'T COVER IT IN SUGARPASTE (fondant).
I know it's a two person job - fortunately my husband is off work today so is able to give me a hand.
I was also told not to try and lift the sugarpaste, as it will just rip and tear. So I've rolled it around my long rolling pin and tried to apply it that way.
But it's just not working.
Cake is for Sunday. Fortunately, it's a gift for a family member, so if I have to change to a 'plan B' that's no problem.
BUT I SO WANT THIS TO WORK.