How to Cover a Cake with Fondant
- Frosted cake
Prepare your cake with a light layer of icing.
Prepare your fondant mat by rubbing a small amount of Crisco to your mat. Remember, a little goes a long way. It should be a very thin layer. This will help your fondant from sticking to the mat and will make the fondant in contact with the mat shinier. I also prep the rolling pin with a little crisco and dust some cornstarch over it in order to avoid a "sticky situation".
Shape the fondant to the side of the cake by gently smoothing it with your hands starting on the top center of the cake and outwards and then the sides. Hands can leave impressions on the cake so make sure you do this gently or use a Fondant Smoother.
Press the bottom of the cake to mark the edge and make it easy to trim.