How do you make dummy cakes for display? What do items are needed? Where can I get what I need? What about other food items? Cookies, cupcakes etc can those be done as dummies too?
Any and all information will be so appreciated.
I will like to know the details aswell, but I think you can use plaster for the icing and foam for the cakes. I believe you can find them at Michaels or Joanne Fabrics even Wallmart.
I know a lot of decorators use dallasfoam website to order cake dummies. I get mine at the local cake shop. But I do use royal icing and real fondant to cover them. You can use patch n paint (light weight joint compound) also, but it has a little greyer tint.
As for cookies, I've just done regular sugar cookies, but with royal and fondant, the buttercream gets rancid.
I have a friend who just makes a regular cake and dries it out like a brick and covers that. I have also seen people use foam insulation and rice krispy treats as dummies.
I know a lot of decorators use website to order cake dummies.
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I use my regular bc. I dont' saran or wrap my dummies with anything. Just slap that icing right on there! Omit the flavoring obviously since you're not eating it anyway.
That website is the best for dummy form! They also have cupcake forms, I believe. I use PermaIce to replicate bc.
Thanks everyone for all the info. Time to get shopping!
I use regular royal icing with fondant on top. I also sometimes use rice krispy treats and cover in fondant if it's a unique shape. I did the starbucks cake in my photos out of RK treats and just took it down the other day and pulled the fondant off and the RK's are not molded, I plan to reuse them (not to eat, for another display). I am a WMI so I use lots of cake displays. I mostly just hot glue styrofoam together and cover in royal icing.
The rats don't seem to bother it.......ICK!