How to cover a cake in sugarpaste
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Helpful advice for a neat & smooth cake - Step 1

Sugarpaste - An icing sugar and gum based paste. Recipe.
Easy to mould, shape, color and roll out and you don't have to wait for the sugarpaste to dry before finishing the final decoration on the cake. Also you can add gum to it so that it will dry harder for modelling flowers or sculptures.
Make sure the cake to be covered is of a good shape. Sponge cake neatly trimmed or a fruit cake covered in marzipan. Use a cake board 2" - 3" larger than your cake.

Rolling out sugarpaste

Knead the required amount of sugarpaste into a smooth shape on a work surface, dusted with icing sugar. Do not use cornflour as under certain conditions it can cause fermentation if left in contact with marzipan.
Roll out the sugarpaste large enough to cover the top and sides of the cake. e.g. 8" round cake 3" deep needs sugarpaste rolled out 14" diameter.

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