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How to make the fondant cake surface beautiful????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katy Nott Mar 8, 2013. 12 Replies

I found so many peoples cake are perfect. But I can't find a useful way to make the surface smooth and glossy. I have tried to brush water or wine.  But it's not perfect and has a false bad shine…Continue

help,the correct ps in the fondant recipe

Started this discussion. Last reply by June Kowalczyk Jan 30, 2013. 13 Replies

   I have a problem with the "cup".In my country,there isnt measure in"cup" but 'g' or'kg'.i cant made perfect fondant because i dont know how many gram is 1 cup.I have google it but its in a…Continue

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Katy Nott replied to lyra's discussion How to make the fondant cake surface beautiful????
"I use a kettle too.  Havent tried it on a whole cake, but it works wonders on sugar flowers."
Mar 8, 2013
Maria Gemini replied to lyra's discussion How to make the fondant cake surface beautiful????
"Good that you mentioned about the kettle. I don't have a steamer and never tried yet steaming fondant cake. I will try tomorrow. Thanks June! Try the steam 1st.  I had two steamers... loved them, but they both broke and began to…"
Mar 8, 2013
Maria Gemini replied to lyra's discussion How to make the fondant cake surface beautiful????
"Miss Lyra you can put ganache on the cake first instead of buttercream if the weather is hot. That's what I always do because I live in a tropical country. It doesn't melt and your it gives good taste to the cake if people doesn't…"
Mar 8, 2013
lyra replied to lyra's discussion How to make the fondant cake surface beautiful????
"thank you! i'll try steamer "
Mar 8, 2013
lyra replied to lyra's discussion How to make the fondant cake surface beautiful????
"thank you! it's very useful to me.i have fondant smoother but it didn't have a good role.i think the smooth cake surface is important!now its hot in my country and the buttercream is easy to melt.so i  cover two layers fondant instead…"
Mar 8, 2013
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June Kowalczyk replied to lyra's discussion How to make the fondant cake surface beautiful????
"Yes I too forgot to mention the smoother. No point steaming your cake or applying lustre dust if your cake isn't lovely and smooth before you start.   :0)"
Mar 8, 2013
Katy Nott replied to lyra's discussion How to make the fondant cake surface beautiful????
"Well said Maria - I forgot to mention the fondant smoother."
Mar 8, 2013
Maria Gemini replied to lyra's discussion How to make the fondant cake surface beautiful????
"The crumb coat should be smooth first before you cover it with fondant. I saw on Cake Boss that they use a smoother and a steamer to make it glossy."
Mar 8, 2013
June Kowalczyk replied to lyra's discussion How to make the fondant cake surface beautiful????
"Try the steam 1st.  I had two steamers... loved them, but they both broke and began to leak....  grrrrr I bought just a regular kettle with a long cord.... easier to wave back & forth over the cake. Don't get it too close or the…"
Mar 7, 2013
lyra replied to lyra's discussion How to make the fondant cake surface beautiful????
"Tank you! I'll try rub shorting and stweam.its usful to me(^_^)"
Mar 7, 2013
June Kowalczyk replied to lyra's discussion How to make the fondant cake surface beautiful????
"Firstly Lyra DO NOT apply water or wine, that will dry your fondant out. Steaming is different, you are going over your cake lightly, it doesn't absorb as much as if you were brushing water on.  Rubbing on shortening as Katy says will…"
Mar 7, 2013
Katy Nott replied to lyra's discussion hhow to make the fondant cake suface brautiful
"There are various ways to do this, depending on what you have or what colour your fondant is.   You can paint it with a mix of gel colour and vodka, or just plain vodka. You can rub it with shortening You can steam it. I'm sure there are…"
Mar 7, 2013
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I found so many peoples cake are perfect. But I can't find a useful way to make the surface smooth and glossy. I have tried to brush water or wine.  But it's not perfect and has a false bad shine that a beautiful cake dosen't have. The cake I prefer  is clean, smooth and has the sense of realitySee More
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