Covering A Dummy

Decorating By ATCakes Updated 15 Jul 2008 , 10:51am by leah_s

ATCakes Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 4:39am
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What is the best way to cover a styrofoam dummy with fondant for a class?

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JoAnnB Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 5:05am
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A thin mist of water is usually enough to help the fondant stick to the dummy. watch the top edges. If they are too sharp it can cut the fondant. using only water will allow you to pull it off and start over if necessary.

_angel_1974 Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 4:44am
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Originally Posted by JoAnnB

A thin mist of water is usually enough to help the fondant stick to the dummy. watch the top edges. If they are too sharp it can cut the fondant. using only water will allow you to pull it off and start over if necessary.




Definitely watch the top edges!!! Keep your fondant on the thicker side to avoid tears. thumbs_up.gif

leah_s Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 4:55am
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Yep, did three dummy tiers tonight, with just a light mist of water.

lflowermoon Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 5:04am
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Use just a little bit of water, and smooth the edges with a small rolling pin

ATCakes Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 3:42am
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Thanks everyone. I never heard of using water; usually either thin BC or piping gel. Now my next question is: This for class in Australian style decorating that I am taking at the Cake Camp in Las Vegas at the end of the month. How far in advance should I cover the dummy?

leah_s Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 10:51am
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I'd make it now so that the fondant has plenty of time to dry. Otherwise, if it's too fresh, it will get dented and dinged in travel.

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