Covering a cake with fondant is a great way to give it a smooth, professional finish. Fondant can also be used to create intricate designs, making it perfect for special occasions. While the process may seem daunting, with a few simple steps you can achieve a stunning result.
Preparing to Cover a Cake with Fondant
Before you begin to cover a cake with fondant, you will need to make sure you have all the necessary tools and materials. Fondant, an icing smoother, and a rolling pin are essential for this task. You will also need a flat, clean surface on which to roll out the fondant. Once you have all the items you need, you can begin to prepare your cake.
The cake should be completely cooled and covered in a thin layer of buttercream or ganache. This provides a smooth surface for the fondant to adhere to. The buttercream should be allowed to set before you begin to apply the fondant.
Applying Fondant to the Cake
Once the cake is prepared, you can begin to roll out the fondant. Roll it out on a lightly floured surface until it is large enough to cover the entire cake. Make sure to roll the fondant to a uniform thickness.
Once the fondant is rolled out, use your hands to carefully lift it up and place it on top of the cake. Gently press the fondant onto the cake, making sure to smooth out any air bubbles. If necessary, use an icing smoother to create a perfectly flat surface.
Once the fondant is in place, you can use it to create decorative designs. Fondant can be shaped and colored to create a range of patterns and textures.
Covering a cake with fondant is a great way to give it a professional finish. With a few simple steps and the right tools, you can create a beautiful cake for any special occasion.