How To Cover A Cake With Fondant For Beginners| Updated Version

Easy and quick way to take your fondant skills to the next level!
Read description for full directions. Don’t forget you can “pause” the video to read the comments!

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In my video, I used an 8″ cake tier and about 2 pounds of fondant.
Tools & Ingredients:

1. Fondant
2. Rolling pin
3. Cake tier
4. Pizza cutter or razorblade
5. Corn Starch
6. Fondant smoother

Corn starch is better to use than powdered sugar because powdered sugar is an ingredient in fondant, so it gets absorbed back into it. Cornstarch stays on the surface.

Step 1. Measure the sides of your cake and add the quantity to the diameter or your cake. Example: my sides are 4″ so I added 4+4+8 to get 16″ total. That’s how large my fondant has to be to cover the cake. I add 2″ in excess to create a skirt.

Step 2. Roll out the fondant in one direction, rotating it every so often to prevent sticking

Step 3. Use a pin needle to pop any air bubbles

Step 4. Roll the fondant over the rolling pin. Use cornstarch if necessary to prevent sticking

Step 5. Unroll the fondant over the cake

Step 6. Use the smoother to smooth the top of the cake

Step 7. Pull the fondant “skirt” away from the cake and use your hands in a downward motion to smooth down the fondant

Step 8. Perfect the sides with the fondant smoother

Step 9. Cut away excess with pizza cutter

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  1. Berry Sweets Studio
    December 8, 2015


  2. Margaux Anbouba
    January 4, 2016

    Hi there thanks for the video!

    What should the cake be covered with before I add the fondant? regular frosting refrigerated?

  3. Cindy Walker
    April 16, 2016

    Purfect!  Thank you!

  4. Emily Lorenz
    May 23, 2016

    Is there anything I can use in place of a fondant smoother? I don't have one and I really don't want to run to the store to buy one.

  5. Chris J
    June 14, 2016

    Great video, I personally use this shop for the molds

  6. Mj Cajegas
    July 25, 2016

    how much fondant did you use for this cake?

  7. Monica Clara
    October 12, 2016

    actually i hate fondent on a cake!! it tastes like a chapathi dough on doesnt taste but the texture seem to be like that!

  8. HVN Env
    November 21, 2016

    I like both of your fondant videos. this one is quick and to the point, but your older one has a lot of great tips!

  9. Nikki oqueriza
    January 2, 2017

    how do u make ur frosting not melt while putting the fondant?coz when I make frosting it's kinda aoft5and I'm afraid if I put the fondant it might fall a little bit..?

  10. Nikki oqueriza
    January 2, 2017

    sorry mistyped.."soft"

  11. Jacqueline Perdomo
    January 6, 2017

    awesome explanation!! thanks

  12. Traci Coston
    January 20, 2017

    Thank you

  13. Blessyhope Edwas
    July 7, 2017

    wow ha♥

  14. txdaizie
    July 10, 2017

    I'm decorating with fondant for first time for an upcoming party. How many hours before the party can I fully decorated the cake? Is there a tip for keeping from drying out?

  15. Lola Light
    November 25, 2017

    Perfect video! Not a fan of fondant myself but my friend wants me to make a cake for her son and she wants it to be decorated with fondant. I am going to practice first before making it for her haha.

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