Can someone please give me some tips? I am trying to practice a cake on a dummy. I've never used one before. Anyhow my fondant seems so lumpy. I thought it would be easier to work on styrafoam but it doesn't have that smoothness you see in a book. I've redone it 3 times and keep getting the same result. Do I need to do something different?
Did you put a layer of BC on the dummy first? If not, the fondant may be lumpy due to the uneven dummy surface . . .
I just covered a dummy w/ fondant for the first time last week! I have since discovered that you should sand the dummies so they are smooth. There are ridges in them from the manufacturing process. I covered mine in a coating of shortening but found I still had lumps. You can see them in the sheep cake I did last week if you look closely.
I didn't use anything. Other posts I read said people just used a little water.????
You can just use a spray bottle and spritz the dummy w/water. Not sure what to attribute your lumps to... The dummy has to be smooth all around, any imperfections will show through...
Ok, well thanks I guess I will try again. Maybe I'll roll my fondant a little thicker and see if that helps.
I just got my first set of round dummy cakes and I was wondering....are you supposed to cover them in plastic wrap or just ice right on the dummy?