Check out the 6:03 mark to learn one of the secrets to getting a sharp corner! The above video is an excellent explanation on how to professionally cover a cake in fondant, by one of my favourite cake decorating bakeries, Planet Cake, located in Sydney, Australia.
I love to watch how she moves her hands and body, from how she:
- uses her forearms to flatten the fondant
- uses her hands to smooth the top edge
- stretches the fondant in the front of the cake to get the ripples out
- sways her body back and forth to cut the fondant and shape the edge
I also really like how they use a 2:1 ratio of ganache to crumb coat their cakes. Not only does this provide sharper c0rners, it is also more stable and room-temperature friendly.
Check out the awesomeness that is Planet Cake here. (By the way, best name ever!)