Is it just me?

Is it just me or is covering small cakes with fondant more difficult than larger ones? I’ve just had to cover 2 4" cakes and had to do each of them twice and even then they are not as smooth as I normally get cakes to be. I felt I had no room to get the smoother round etc, and it seemed to naturally want to have more pleats etc. Am I just having an off day or is it actually more difficult?

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Danijela Lilchickcupcakes

Nope i feel the same way such a pain

June ("Clarky's Cakes")

Nope….your not crazy…..the smaller the cake, more tricky to cover. As you say, less space to work..and fondant does tend to “cave in” more. I find placing cake on a locked turntable helps for me. Just easier when cake is elevated higher.


Definitely not you!

The Cake Diosa

Next time try raising it up a bit. Place a 3" round cutter (works for me) or something small underneath your cake that will allow the fondant to hang down past your cake board as you smooth it on. Then you can trim the bottom with an exacto knife. The added room will make it easier to smooth without the pleating. : ) Hope that helps!! I’m new to CakesDecor and just jumping right in : )))

Magda's cakes

Great idea, the Cake Diosa!


Thanks everyone, I will definitely try that Cake Diosa.