How to fix elephant skin on cakes



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When I first started cake decorating one of the most annoying issues for me was how to fix dents or wrinkled sugar paste when covering cakes. I was (and am still not) a particularly neat and tidy decorator but boy did that elephant skin annoy the heck out of me! So darn frustrating! Over the years I learnt a few methods and hacks to fix those wrinkles. Here is our guest tutor Nivia, talking you through several methods for smoothing out that elephant skin and even an emergency dent filling solution!

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Tutor: Nivia Rodrigues

Tutor: Nivia Rodrigues

Nivia Rodrigues is the founder and owner of Cakeland by Nivia. Nivia was formerly a nurse but changed career to make cakes, winning Best in Show at Cake International in 2017. She now teaches regularly and travels overseas to showcase her skills.

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