Basic Decorating Technique
Large Rounds Cakes
In most cases, the smaller your cake, the easier it will be to cover with rolled fondant. However, there is an easy way to position and smooth fondant on cakes that are 12 in. diameter or larger. Follow the steps below to lift fondant onto the cake without tearing.
1. Cover cake lightly with buttercream icing. Roll out fondant sized to your cake.
2. Slide a large cake circle that has been dusted with confectioners' sugar under the rolled fondant. Lift the circle and the fondant and position over cake. Gently shake the circle to slide the fondant off the board and into position on the cake. Smooth and trim as described above.
OTHER SHAPED CAKES
Round cakes are easy to cover with fondant. But what about other geometric shaped cakes?
On squares or hearts
Pull the corner flaps gently out and downward, then smooth to avoid creases.
Smooth fondant downward in petal divisions for complete coverage.
On Novelty Shaped Cakes
Shaped cakes look great covered in fondant!
(can be tinted to any colors or used as white)
Variation for coloring white fondant: Decorate with Edible Brush On Paints.
This book is filled with exciting, colorful cakes for children's birthdays, family birthdays, bridal and baby showers, weddings and more. Photos of finished cakes, instructions and there is a step-by-step technique section.