What Is The Easiest Way To Practice With Fondant?

Decorating By Katied75 Updated 14 May 2008 , 5:36pm by tracycakes

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Katied75 Posted 14 May 2008 , 1:26pm
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I've never used fondant before. I'm thinking of buying a cake dummy. If I use a styrofoam cake dummy, can I use piping gel to spreaad on the dummy, and than fondant over it? I'd then want to be able to take the fondant off, wash the dummies, and use a different fondant color/ pattern another day. Would this work?

Thanks!

Katie

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cakeryluv Posted 14 May 2008 , 1:48pm
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I haven't tried it with piping gel before. I either just wet the dummy with a damp paper towel (as long as the dummy is nice and smooth...I've got some older dummies that are a little dented or pitted and those I can't just get wet and make look good) Or, I use royal icing. Just don't let it get too dry. It's harder to clean, but works to fill in any imperfections.

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2muchsugar Posted 14 May 2008 , 1:57pm
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Another thing that I like to do is to put a thin layer of shortening (very thin) on the dummy. The fondant sticks and then when you take it off, you can re-knead the fondant (if it hasn't dried yet) and do it again!

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Katied75 Posted 14 May 2008 , 5:30pm
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Thanks everybody. I will try the crisco and see how it works.

Katie

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tracycakes Posted 14 May 2008 , 5:36pm
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I would just make a cake and practice on that. I thought about getting a dummy but I decided to try to new cake recipes too, so I just do it all at once. I've only had to throw out one cake. icon_redface.gificon_cry.gif

The cake tasted horrible and the decorations looked crappy so I just tossed it out after my hubby and I each took a piece. I took 1 bite, spit it out and threw it away. As far as the decorations, I had a design in my mind, starting looking for my cutters and realized I hadn't bought them yet so I had to change in midstream. I really didn't like what I came up with so it was a practice cake all around. icon_rolleyes.gif

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