This How To Cover A Cake With Fondant tutorial is by our contributor Melissa…Wondering how to get that smooth look of fondant on a cake? It may be easier than you think!
What You’ll Need:
- 2 layer cake
- buttercream frosting
- angled spatula
- fondant smoother
- pizza cutter
How To Cover A Cake with Fondant:
Fill and lightly frost cake with buttercream frosting using the angled spatula. Make sure the frosting is even all the way around. Place cake into the fridge until the buttercream is hard to the touch.
Once the buttercream is set, sprinkle your work space surface with confectioners’ sugar and knead your fondant until smooth. Sprinkle more sugar and roll the fondant out to the size of your cake. While rolling make sure to lift the fondant often, sprinkle more sugar and turn it slightly so it doesn’t stick to the surface of your work space.
Once it is the desired size slide both hands under carefully lifting and placing the fondant onto your cake.
Using your hands and/or a fondant smoother shape the fondant to the cake starting with the top of the cake and working down around the sides pushing any air bubbles down.
If you end up with an air bubble prick with something sharp such as a pin or toothpick and smooth over with your hands. Make sure the sides are smooth and even.
Let the excess fondant lay flat on the work surface. Take your pizza cutter and cut around the base of the cake.
Pull away the excess and save for another project. Now your cake is ready to be decorated!
Thank you to Melissa of Sweet & Tasty Pastry for sharing this tutorial with us. Be sure to follow Melissa on Facebook for more delicious ideas. If you try this recipe, head over to her Facebook page to let her know what you thought of it. If you’re looking for a baker in Providence, Rhode Island, be sure to give her a call to discuss creative ideas.
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