How to cover a cake in sugarpaste
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Smoothening the Cake! - Step 3

Carefully smooth the sugarpaste to the sides of the cake, easing it gently so as not to get any folds or creases.
Use a smoother to press the icing close to the cake.

Trim any excess sugarpaste at the bottom edge level with the cake board, using a sharp knife.

Smooth round the sides of the cake with your hands or a "smoother" . Any "crimping" or "embossing" must be done now while the icing is still soft.
Leave overnight if possible to "firm-up" before decorating. If the cake has to be decorated immediately, handle with care to avoid marking the still soft surface.

Any trimmings left over can be used in the decoration of the cake, wrap closely in cling film and a thick plastic bag to prevent it drying out until required.

Leave cake to dry in a warm dry place. The kitchen is not suitable due to moisture from cooking etc... if the only room available is the dining room it may be advisable to buy a cardboard cake box to help keep the dust off (or the family), but still let the moisture out.

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