Cake Dummy

Decorating By beth2027 Updated 31 Jul 2008 , 11:34pm by Reba1

beth2027 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:09pm
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I am thinking of entering a cake in the county fair. I have thought about using a cake dummy but I am not sure if buttercream can be used on a cake dummy. I haven't worked with fondant much, so I am more comfortable with buttercream.
Can anyone tell me if you can use buttercream on a cake dummy?

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JoAnnB Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:07am
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absolutely. It does take some extra planning to decorate a dummy with buttercream because they tend to slide around since they are not heavy.

Solecito Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 4:27pm
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I put double sided tape to hold them or a piece of non-skid liner

cakebaker1957 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 4:46pm
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Originally Posted by JoAnnB

absolutely. It does take some extra planning to decorate a dummy with buttercream because they tend to slide around since they are not heavy.




Just jumping in here, but does the BC icing do better than RI im doing a cake for the fair as well? Sorry for intruding

cakebaker1957 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 4:46pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JoAnnB

absolutely. It does take some extra planning to decorate a dummy with buttercream because they tend to slide around since they are not heavy.




Just jumping in here, but does the BC icing do better than RI im doing a cake for the fair as well? Sorry for intruding

doughdough Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:00pm
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I'm not sure what it's called, but there is a special kind of non-edible icing that you can use on cake dummies. With the summer heat & humidity, I would look into it if you are worried about BC or RI holding up.

I'll try and track down the name of that stuff & get back to you.

cakebaker1957 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:01pm
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Originally Posted by bakerbear

I'm not sure what it's called, but there is a special kind of non-edible icing that you can use on cake dummies. With the summer heat & humidity, I would look into it if you are worried about BC or RI holding up.

I'll try and track down the name of that stuff & get back to you.




Thanks

doughdough Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:02pm
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Found it!! It's called Perma Ice. Here's a link:

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=1&productId=1717

Good Luck!

beth2027 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 7:25pm
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Thank you all for your help!

fbaaheth Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 7:33pm
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I've never enterd a contest but can you use cake dummies for competitions like ICES, etc.? Just asking! That seems like a lot of cake to throwing away.

seagoat Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 7:41pm
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wow, that stuff sounds fun. Especially to decorate with RI and then just wash off and start over the decorating. Saves time.

Reba1 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 11:34pm
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fbaaheth - check the rules of the cake show or competition - they should state if dummies can be used. My fair allows dummies, except for the carved category. They even allow decorating ON THE PAN for the 3D cakes. Dummies are allowed for ICES too, as long as it can reasonably be duplicated in real cake.

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