I want to make a dummy cake for practicing icing and fondant. I know that I can use styrofoam, but I saw somewhere that someone had one (maybe covered in plastic?) that they used over and over.
i haven't tried it uyet, but I have read alot that CCers cover the dummy in plastic wrap first. If you are practicing with fondant it put a thin layer of shortening or icing to help it stick. Hope that helps!
I cover mine in the press n seal wrap that works really well. I have done them without and had no problems either just sprinkle them with water to help them fondant stick.
If I buttercream a styrofoam dummy can I wash it off effectively and use it again?
Yes I would love to know to about the BC....I havent worked with dummy tiers but would love to.
Here is a link where they discuss using dummy cakes in the forum
Thanks charmaine, thats just what I needed. SO I guess theres no need to really cover it.
Does anyone know if I can glue the styrofoam together to make a thicker layer, and can I use a dummy to make a topsy turvy?
Yes, you can glue them together.......I am wanting to make a cupcake tower and saw a tutorial where they glue dummy's together. As far as the topsy turvey cake goes, I am sure you will be able to do it with dummy's.
you don't have to glue them together either. I have 10-12 dummies in my shop .... they travel to bridal shows and demonstration speaking engagements. I just use the icing to 'glue' the tiers together. I can pick them up by the top tier and the bottom 2 tiers come right along with it!