Using A Foam Cake Dummy For Practice....

Decorating By LILBOBO1980 Updated 19 Dec 2008 , 11:26am by kakeladi

LILBOBO1980 Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 2:26am
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I really want to practice my decorating skills but I am sharing a kitchen with someone right now and so I really hate making all the messes. I was thinking about getting a foam cake to practice on but have never really seen much about it. Has anyone else used the foam cakes to practice on??? Did it work out good for you?

I am still going to bake cakes and decorate them when there is an event or to practice molding cakes but I can't do it every week etc.

Also, are there any tips for using the foam dummies?

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bashini Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 10:56am
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I have used dummies. I made few display cakes with them. If you are going to cover it with fondant, damp the dummy with a little bit of water. And when you are finished, soak in warm water and the fondant should come out easily. icon_smile.gif

kakeladi Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 11:26am
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Thay is an inexpensive way to practice. You can cover them w/press & seal plastic which will allow quick & easy clean up for the next type of practice you want.
The are other ways too: turn your cake pan over and practice on it. Use a cake circle (for tops) or stack up a bunch of circles into a 'cake' then cover w/foil or such.
I prefer styro besticon_smile.gif

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