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I am using fondant for the first time to cover my niece's birthday cake that I am making and I am worried about it.  How do I keep the fondant from sticking to the table when I roll it out?  Also how do I stick decorations to the fondant and do I have to refrigerate the cake since it has buttercream under the fondant?  Also is it harder to cover a square cake and how do I do that?  I know these are probably easy questions but I have never worked with fondant.

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HI,

 

Square is much harder to cover than round, esp if this is your first one. Does it have to be square? (there are plenty of tutorials online that you can check)

 

You can keep fondant from sticking by using or crisco (a light smear) or corn flour

 

The decorations can be stuck with a dab of bc, melted white chocolate or piping gel or even a little water

 

You only need to refrigerate the cake if there will be perishables otherwise it's not advisable imo

 

 

Good luck

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I am using fondant for the first time to cover my niece's birthday cake that I am making and I am worried about it.  How do I keep the fondant from sticking to the table when I roll it out?  Also how do I stick decorations to the fondant and do I have to refrigerate the cake since it has buttercream under the fondant?  Also is it harder to cover a square cake and how do I do that?  I know these are probably easy questions but I have never worked with fondant.

I actually think the square cakes are easier to cover. haha! 

 

Here's a video tutorial on how to cover a square cake in fondant. I was scared covering my first one, but after watching this, it was a piece of cake. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5yrYZgIXr8

 

She does use a product to roll out the fondant called The Mat, which I have never used. I just sprinkle powdered sugar really lightly on my surface and dust the rolling pin with powdered sugar to prevent it from sticking. Be sure you knead your fondant first so it becomes pliable. I'm assuming you are using a store bought fondant, such as Wilton. It will come in a block that is very difficult to roll if you don't knead it! You will know it's ready when it is very elastic. 

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post #4 of 4

Hi,

 

For light coloured fondants corn flour is best to prevent sticking. To cover a square (or round) cake make sure that the top and about 1 inch down the sides is firmly adhered, then for a square cake smooth out the corners first and then the sides.

 

Hope it goes well.

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