Dummy Cake

Decorating By Woole2 Updated 23 Jul 2008 , 12:35am by loriemoms

Woole2 Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 4:24pm
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I have never done a dummy cake so do I still put buttercream on it before the satin Ice? Thanks

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snowshoe1 Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 4:44pm
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You can use buttercream, but I like to put shortening on the dummy, then cover in fondant. I've seen posts where others use water, corn syrup, etc...

harrisonsmama Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 4:51pm
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if you use water or cover your dummy with plastic wrap them add buttercream, you can reuse your dummy.

Woole2 Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 6:01pm
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thanks I didnt think about reusing it.lol. I will try the plastic wrap.

ladybuglau Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 6:11pm
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just a silly question... if you want to reuse the dummy are you asking the customer to return it???? I just made one with a dummy top and was wondering what the customer would do with it afterward, I'd hate to see it just be thrown in the garbage but didn't wanna ask for it back icon_redface.gif

ladybug76 Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 6:12pm
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I have used water to cover my cake dummies and trust me... they don't move!!! They stick like glue. Definitely if you would like to reuse, cover in plastic wrap first!! icon_lol.gif

vixterfsu Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 6:22pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ladybug76

I have used water to cover my cake dummies and trust me... they don't move!!! They stick like glue. Definitely if you would like to reuse, cover in plastic wrap first!! icon_lol.gif




This is what I do. It sticks!

tiggy2 Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 6:26pm
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If you're charging for the dummy I wouldn't ask for it back, it's included in the price of the cake.

Woole2 Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 9:25pm
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The cake if for my daughters baby shower and the top tier will be a dummy cake. Well I tried to put just fondant on it and ofcourse it started to rip apart at the top/side. Do I need to cut top/side(where the boarder goes) to make it more rounded?

Thanks

Toptier Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 10:29pm
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Yes you definitely need to soften the top sharp edge of a dummy. I use a serrated knife and very carefully carve off the top edge.

To Ladybug - I read on here somewhere that you can get hard fondant off a dummy by sticking it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it. Haven't tried that myself but thought I'd pass it along.

Woole2 Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 11:53pm
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Thanks all for your help and support

loriemoms Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 12:35am
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I use a very thin layer of piping gel. Its nice and sticky and you can smooth the fondant very nicely...

(and yes, do sand down those sharp corners! It will tear up your fondant)

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