Paneling Square Cakes with Fondant

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Duration: 18:24

Square cakes are one of the most intimidating shapes to cover in fondant. Oftentimes, it will stretch and tear along the top edge and sides, leaving you with a less-than-perfect covering to fill and fix. Head into the kitchen with cake designer Rachael Teufel as she shares her method for covering square cakes with fondant by paneling. This versatile technique can be applied to any shape of cake with fondant or modeling chocolate to create crisp and clean edges.

Starting with a fully iced cake, Rachael walks you though how to flawlessly panel a square cake with no special tools or equipment. Rachael’s order of placing each panel eliminates visible seams from the front of the cake. Included are tips and tricks on achieving level and even cuts, avoiding stretching and tearing, and creating flawless seams. For more details on making and using gunge to fill in seams and imperfections, check out Rachael’s premium video on paneling round cakes with fondant.

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