I want to cut a slice out of a dummy cake to practice making one of those "slice" cakes, you know, where you stack the slice on top of the cake. Can anyone tell me what to use that would make a nice smooth cut? I only have one, so I don't want to ruin it! Thanks in advance for any advice!
I recently cut a cake dummy using a knife and it did not turn out very well at all. I'm thinking there has to be a better way. I'm a newbie to cake decorating, so I may be wrong.
I'll be watching this topic because I would love to know as well.
You could try an electric carving knife, I have used one before, it's not very clean, but it worked okay.
They sell hot knives at hobby stores that are specifically made to cut through styrofoam. Which, having never worked with dummies before is what I assume they're made of. It costs about $20, but if you have a 40% off coupon, it's not too bad. It just cuts right through.
The hot knife has a very short blade so I don't know if would work to cyt a slice out of a dummy. You might try a coping saw as it has a very thin blade but I don't think anything will give you a "clean" cut.
Maybe what I have is something different. It has about a 10" "blade" which isn't a blade at all. It's more like a tiny curling iron, or soldering iron.
I think I saw on the Agbay web site that they have a blade specifically designed to cut styrofoam ... don't hold me to it.