Dummy Cakes

Decorating By sugaah Updated 9 Aug 2008 , 3:58am by Solecito

sugaah Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 2:56pm
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I am about to start using for the experience and to create a portfolio (for lack of a better word). Do dummies need to be covered, iced, to display the decorations. Can I just add the flowers, cut-outs, whatever without actually covering the dummy cake. In a pic I'm hoping it just looks like white icing. What think? Thanx

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cakedout Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 4:01pm
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Yes, I've seen it done at bakeries without a frosting base.

And for pic purposes, you may get away with only doing 1 side of the dummie cake! icon_wink.gif Then you can do a different design on the other side!

Solecito Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 4:32pm
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I think that if you really want good pictures, you should cover the dummy. Some cameras capture a lot of details.

sugaah Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 6:06pm
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Originally Posted by Solecito

I think that if you really want good pictures, you should cover the dummy. Some cameras capture a lot of details.




I think you're right. Took sample pic and styrofoam details details showed on close-up.
Other than true frosting or fondant what can I use. I don't want to waste my good stuff.

Solecito Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 3:58am
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Some people suggest using wilton's fondant for practice. I use hte same frosting and fondant I use for real cakes for 2 reasons. First, the people who see the picture don't have to know it's a dummy. Second, the "practice" cake makes me see how long I have to work at it and sometimes I can change my mind and decide I don't want to sell that kind of cake or I can put a bigger price to cover the extra work and materials.

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