I Need Help With Dummy Cakes

Decorating By RMF73 Updated 17 Dec 2008 , 3:25pm by muddpuppy

RMF73 Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 1:15pm
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I want to make a dummy cake because I want to practice without wasting a cake, but I have never done that before. Can someone tell me if I actually ice the styrofoam before laying my fondant on it like I would a real cake or do I put something else under the fondant or just lay the fondant on the dummy cake solo?
Any feedback is appreciated!
Thanks!

12 replies
tarheelgirl Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 1:26pm
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I always mist it with water and then put the fondant over that. I have also used piping gel because its sticky. That way you can just wash your dummy and reuse it for another time!

icer101 Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 1:30pm
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i have always used mist of water... that is what one of my teachers taught me 13 years ago... i have used piping gel a few times... that works great too... hth

icer101 Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 1:31pm
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i forgot to say... roll your edges also.. this will help fondant not to tear...

kakeladi Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 1:53pm
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To roll the top edge, place the styro on a hard surface at an angle so just the edge is touching; press down rather hard as you roll it along the surface. It should compless the hard edge so it looks rolled.

dmich Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 2:08pm
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Thanks for these tips. I, too, have been wondering what to do with a cake dummy. It will certainly cut down the time when I just want to practice decorating.

RMF73 Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 2:27pm
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Thank you all soo much. I really really appreciate your feedback.
Wish me luck!!!

JenniferMI Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 7:43pm
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I always cover my dummies in Glad Press N Seal first, then add a thin layer of piping gel, then my fondant. This way, you can easily peel off the Glad and reuse the dummy.

HTH!

Jen icon_smile.gif

karnse Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 3:42pm
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Do you have to use styrofoam or can you use a hat box?

montanabaker Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 3:29am
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OOH i like the idea of using glad wrap on them. I bought some, but couldn't reuse them, and I was totally bummed because I need all the practice I can get.

leah_s Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 3:50am
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You guys are making this too hard. Spray a light spritz of water on the dummy. Apply fondant. When you want to remove the fondant, put it in the sink or bathtub under running water. The fondant will disolve.

cakesdivine Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 5:30am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leahs

You guys are making this too hard. Spray a light spritz of water on the dummy. Apply fondant. When you want to remove the fondant, put it in the sink or bathtub under running water. The fondant will disolve.




Sometimes you don't have the time to wait for it all to dissolve under running water, and not sure I would want to deal with the clean up of the bathtub after soaking a cake dummy in it icon_lol.gif . Plastic wrapping it allows it to all come off quickly and cleanly ready to re-wrap and use again. But to each his own, all the methods suggested on here will work. Use to one (or two) that works best for you. thumbs_up.gif

muddpuppy Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 3:25pm
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Great tip kakeladi! Rolling the edges! I was wondering how to make the dummy look more "real"... awesome idea...

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