Consider this video Cake Decorating 101. No matter what you do in the future with cake decorating, knowing how to apply fondant smoothly to a cake's surface is one of the most important and most often used skills in a pastry chef's career.
While fondant is easily malleable, it takes some practice to put it over a cake without creases and bumps, so check out this video to learn how to apply fondant efficiently. Practice on a syrofoam dummy cake if you're scared of messing up on your first try on a real cake.
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