Covering Cake Dummies

Decorating By MaryV Updated 18 Jun 2008 , 2:53am by msdmom

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MaryV Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 9:16pm
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Hi All,

I'm going to make a cake using a dummy tier for the first time. I was wondering...do you use actual buttercream to get the fondant to stick to the styrofoam cake dummy? Or is there an easier (and less wasteful) to do it?
I was thinking I could just "frost" the dummy cake in shortening and then cover it with my fondant, any thoughts out there?

Thanks,

-Mary

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JoAnnB Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 11:39pm
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you can just wipe it with something damp (water) or brush it with a very thin layer of piping gel or even cornsyrup. Personally, I would not use shortening. it might be too slick and it would not dry to hold the fondant in place.

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Nixacakelady Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 2:37am
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We use just alittle water, just damp. too much and the fondant get too sticky and tears easy. Good Luck!

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msdmom Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 2:53am
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ditto i just put water in a spray bottle and spray the dummy and then cover with fondant it works well for me ...

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