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Fondant? Wildflower 🌈 1 child; Oregon 7065 posts
22nd May '13

Anyone have any tips or a link to a video on how to cover a large sheet cake with fondant?



I've never made it before, but I'm making marshmallow fondant for my daughters bday cake :)
I just don't know how to put that big of a piece over a cake without it tearing :/

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 26125 posts
22nd May '13
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What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13675 posts
22nd May '13
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White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
22nd May '13

Leave it a little thick. It will really help with not being as easy to tear. You may need help because having as many hands as possible is a plus.

Ronnie RadKat 3 kids; Arizona 21151 posts
status 22nd May '13

I use two silpin mats, one on top of another greased with shortening. Put the fondant in the middle (textured side facing outward so the fondant doesn't take on the bumpy pattern) Then I just roll out to desired to thickness, take off the mat from the side that looks nicer and then center the fondant over my cake, once it's centered I lay it over it and roll the mat off of the fondant, you have to go slow and kind of fold it over so gravity helps. Then I smooth with my hands from top to bottom.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13675 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting White Chocolate Milk:" Leave it a little thick. It will really help with not being as easy to tear. You may need help because having as many hands as possible is a plus."

Or you could do this one thing where you like.. ugg it is hard to explain.. You use the roller and your arm to get it to go onto the cake though. I couldn't find a video of it on youtube but that is good for when you are doing it on your own. :D

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
22nd May '13

I roll it up on the rolling pin then unroll it across the cake. I made a 16x16x4 inch square cake like this.

Wildflower 🌈 1 child; Oregon 7065 posts
22nd May '13

Thanks everyone! I'll remember all these tips and hope one works lol!



I don't like baking at all, but every year I make my baby a rainbow cake and wanted to try fondant this time :)
Luckily she's having a dinosaur party so if I mess it up or it gets bumpy I can just cover it with a dinosaur or rock or something :)

Wildflower 🌈 1 child; Oregon 7065 posts
22nd May '13

Btw, has anyone ever tried painting white fondant with food coloring?

Ronnie RadKat 3 kids; Arizona 21151 posts
status 22nd May '13

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What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13675 posts
22nd May '13
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I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
22nd May '13

if you are making marshmallow fondant it is easier to tint the marshmallows after they are melted (or if you are using the marshmallow cream tint it). Make them a little darker than the color you want. I have found it makes it easier to get a consistent color without as much work.

Ronnie RadKat 3 kids; Arizona 21151 posts
status 22nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nom Nom Nom:</b>" Yep. My sister does this stuff and loves it. BTW Fondant tends to taste like shit.. at least it does in my opinion.. and all of the other people I know who have tried it."</blockquote>




The Wilton brand fondant is disgusting, I recommend making marshmallow fondant.



Recipe I use is:
16 oz mini marshmallows
1 tbsp water
1/2tsp butter extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp corn syrup
Approx 8cups powdered sugar



In a microwave safe bowl Add all the ingredients except for the sugar, heat in 15sec increments ( stirring in between) until melted. Then add sifted powdered sugar. I usually knead it with gloved hands greased in Crisco and use a greased spatula to help stir

Wildflower 🌈 1 child; Oregon 7065 posts
22nd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 36-24-36OnlyIfshes5-3:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Wildflower

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13675 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting 36-24-36OnlyIfshes5-3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Nom Nom Nom:</b>" Yep. My sister does this stuff and loves it. ... [snip!] ... Then add sifted powdered sugar. I usually knead it with gloved hands greased in Crisco and use a greased spatula to help stir"

I don't even like using fondant at all. We like using actual icing and smoothing it out and making it awesome. My mom just started using it in recent years when she makes cakes because of how bad her arthritis has gotten. I will def suggest this to her next time we make a cake though. TY.