Dummy Cake Question

Decorating By Someonesmommy Updated 30 Dec 2008 , 8:41pm by Bonnie151

Someonesmommy Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 10:50pm
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I want to practice using a dummy cake. Its just floral styrofoam circles. What do I use to get the fondant to stick to it? Buttercream, piping gel, water?

Thanks in advance!

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karateka Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 11:10pm
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All will work, but I use water. Because it's free.

Someonesmommy Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 11:14pm
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I LOVE that 4 letter word!!! Do you wrap the dummy in saran wrap and spray the water on?

karateka Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 11:27pm
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Oh, no, I just spray the water right on the dummy and fondant on that. THen when I'm finished, I stick the dummy in the dishwasher. Works like a charm.

cylstrial Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 2:07pm
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You can put the dummy in the dishwasher?? That's amazing!!

brannendeville Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 2:57pm
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You can sick the green floral styrofoam in the dish washer?

ladybug76 Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 3:14pm
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I use the styrofoam cake forms (not green floral styrofoam) then allow to soak in my sink.... sugar melts like a charm!! I was never brave enough to place in dishwasher afraid it would brake apart.
~ Jaime

cakesbykitty Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 3:43pm
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I cover my dummies in press and seal then spritz with water. the fondant adheres to the damp surface, then when i want to change it out i just pull off the press and seal and have a fresh new dummy to start with.

karateka Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 4:49pm
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Keith Ryder told me he puts his in the dishwasher. I tried it and it works like a charm. No problems with hurting the dummies, either.

Someonesmommy Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 7:23pm
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I have green floral styrofoam and I'd be scared to put that in the dishwasher. I think Ill try the press n seal wrap.

Thanks for the help guys!

leah_s Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 8:31pm
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Originally Posted by Someonesmommy

I have green floral styrofoam and I'd be scared to put that in the dishwasher. I think Ill try the press n seal wrap.

Thanks for the help guys!




You really should use the styrofoam made for cake dummies. You will be happier in the long run.

Someonesmommy Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 8:40pm
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I plan on investing in a few "real" cake dummies later but I found these in my closet and I'm having decorating withdrawals at the moment. LOL So until I start on Valentines cakes for the kids at school and my DH birthday cake in February, Ill have to get my fix using the green floral foam.

Bonnie151 Posted 30 Dec 2008 , 8:41pm
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I wrap mine with cling film then lightly brush with water. It's so easy to just unwrap it when I'm done- plus I don't have a dishwasher. icon_razz.gif

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