Icing Dummy Disaster! How Do You Do It?!

Decorating By Tellis12 Updated 26 May 2008 , 4:17am by indydebi

Tellis12 Posted 25 May 2008 , 10:36pm
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I hate icing cake dummies! Because they don't weigh anything they are nearly impossible to get smooth, even if I have crisco keeping it attached to the board. What is the best way to get it smooth?! It's like a nightmare! Am I the only one with this problem?

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JoAnnB Posted 26 May 2008 , 3:29am
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I fasten the dummy to the board (temporarily) with two or three flat-head nails. I put a smal piece of tape over the nail to avoid any scratches. It will hold the dummy on the board.

You can fasten the board to a turntable with binder clips.

indydebi Posted 26 May 2008 , 3:57am
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no skid material under the dummy ..... turntable .... bench scraper = really smooth icing.

BrandisBaked Posted 26 May 2008 , 4:07am
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I only have problems with the littlest dummies - like the 6" rounds. UGH!!!

I have a piece of plywood (about 12" square, I think - it was just a scrap) that I covered in clear contact paper and hammered long nails through the center (about 4 of them). I stick the dummy on this and decorate. I only base ice them this way. Then I just stick my bench scraper or spatula under the end and raise it up far enough to get my fingers under and then pull it up the rest of the way off with my hands.

indydebi Posted 26 May 2008 , 4:17am
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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked

I only have problems with the littlest dummies - like the 6" rounds. UGH!!!

I'm with ya on this one!!

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