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I have never worked with fondant and cake decorating, do you have any good tips for someone who is just starting out?

Chops - from Davison, MI

Covering a cake with rolled fondant is easier than you think. Have your cake iced with a thin layer of buttercream icing before you begin. Knead the fondant to a workable consistency. After it is pliable, roll the fondant to approximately 1/8 inch thickness. Next, gently lift the fondant over the cake and adhere it to the cake with an Easy-Glide Smoother for the smoothest surface. After it is firmly attached to the top and sides of the cake, cut off any excess fondant using a spatula or sharp knife. Finally, smooth and shape the fondant again and then you are ready to decorate your cake. For further ideas check out our cake preparation using fondant section which is loaded with many great ideas!


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