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Topic Title: Rolling out fondant...how thin
Created On Friday January 22, 2010 11:53 AM
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AlissaT
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Posted: Friday January 22, 2010 11:53 AM

How thin should I roll out fondant for covering a cake?
How thin should it be rolled out for cutting out "shapes" eg: circles to add the the cake?
What do you use to stick the pieces to the cake?
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Friday January 22, 2010 12:01 PM

The thickness of your fondant will vary from decorator to decorator. I like to ice my cakes smooth then I use the guide rings on my rolling pin. 1/4 to 1/8 thickness.

Again, decoration thicknesses will vary on the effect you're going for. Just apply a little moisture to the back of the fondant piece to stick it to another fondant piece. Sometimes I use clear vanilla and other times I just use a little water on my decorator brush.
 
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AlissaT
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Posted: Friday January 22, 2010 12:03 PM

Thanks...I have the rolling pin guides as well, but wanted to see what others do to attempted that next time. I used a bit a water as well, but have saw other things used so thought I'd ask about that too...if water works that's much cheaper than anything I guess.
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Friday January 22, 2010 12:07 PM

You've got it!
 
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alyababe
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Posted: Friday January 22, 2010 12:11 PM

One thing to add regarding sticking fondant to fondant...a little bit of water will work if the fondant is still pliable. If you make decorations ahead of time and they dry, you will have to use any kind of icing (BC or RI).
 
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