Cover Your Cake with Fondant

How to Cover Your Cake in Fondant

How to Cover Your Cake in Fondant – Part 2 of a 4 part series

A few weeks ago we posted a video series about creating a cake from start to finish and you loved it! The only problems was that we forgot part 2! Covering the cake! So here it is. You can find the other parts at the links below

Part 1 – How to Ganache a Cake

Part 3 – Putting Stripes on Your Cake

Part 4 – Decorate Your Cake

How to Cover Your Cake in Fondant – Part 2 of a 4 part series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_Kghtd6QDk

1. Ensure your work area is clean and dry, paying particular attention to the board around your cake.

2. Brush your cake with a little sugar syrup ensuring you do not have any dripping onto the base board.

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3. Knead your icing to ensure it has warmed up. Make sure that one side is nice and smooth and flatten gently with your hand into a circular shape.

4. Roll your icing out into a larger circle, you are aiming for a thickness of about 3-4mm.

5. Roll your icing onto your rolling pin and place over your cake starting from the base of your cake the furthermost side from you.

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6. Smooth any air from the top of the cake with your smoother and work quickly to secure the edges at the top of the cake with your hands. Then gently secure the sides of the cake down to the base board with your hands and then your plastic smoother.

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7. Using your finger, push the icing at the base of the cake firmly into the sides of the cake and then gently cut around the base of your cake with your piece of firm plastic.

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8. Now take two smoothers, or one smoother and one firm piece of plastic and begin to work the edges of your cake until they are sharp.

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9. Run your hands over the cake, looking for any airbubbles. Use a pin to prick the air out and finally smooth the icing all over the cake one last time.

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