Would you like to be able to cover your Christmas cake in sugarpaste without tearing the icing or leaving bubbles under the paste? Would you like your cake to have a beautifully smooth, silky professional finish with nice sharp top edges? If so, I’ve made the perfect video for you…..
Baking and covering introduction
This year, I’ve had plenty of time to prepare for Christmas – I think we all deserve some decent festivities! I’ve baked and covered my Christmas cake – mmm I do so love the aroma of fruit cake. As I started to prepare it, I thought it would be a good idea to make a series of videos showing the basic steps, tips, and tricks to achieve the perfect finish.
Previously I’ve covered “How to line a round cake tin” and “How to Marzipan”. Below is the third instalment in the “Basics of baking” series which covers “How to cover a cake with sugarpaste” (with narration!)
There will be a “How to bake a fruit cake” video at some point too. However, with Christmas looming, I believe it’s more important to share with you how to cover a cake with sugarpaste (rolled fondant) rather than how to bake – I hope you agree and best of luck!
Covering a cake with sugarpaste
In the video, which you can view below, you will learn the following:
- How to knead sugarpaste
- Rolling out sugarpaste successfully
- Placing sugarpaste over the cake without tears in the icing
- Smoothing out the pleats in the paste
- Using a smoother
- Trimming the base of the cake to create a neat finish
- How to achieve a nice sharp top edge
Tips and tricks when covering a cake with sugarpaste
I narrate my video as I go in real-time and have included a few tips and tricks which I’ve found useful over the years that I’ve been cake decorating. I trust you will find these useful too.
Now I need to finalise how I’m going to decorate my cake…I’m thinking cocoa butter painting and a bit of bas-relief. I’d love to hear about your Christmas cake plans this year. Do let me know in the comment box below.
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