Dummy Solution

Business By jillmakescakes Updated 7 Jan 2009 , 8:03pm by -Tubbs

jillmakescakes Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 6:26pm
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or solution from a dummy if you guys already knew this and I'm the last to figure it out icon_redface.gif

I have always had trouble with my fondant tearing on the top of edge of my cake dummies. I had read about sanding them, but hadn't had any luck in that area.

Well, today I was determined to figure something out, so I decided I'd put a ring of piping gel just under the top edge of the dummy. It worked AWESOME-ly (?) The fondant went on with out a problem, stayed where it should while I smoothed it and even held in place to put the quilting pattern on. I was so thrilled.

I thought I'd share the idea, but given the number of cakexperts on here, I'm sure that this is old news. icon_biggrin.gif

3 replies
TexasSugar Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 7:30pm
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I take the dummy and press the edge against the counter to help soften that edge. I'll have to try the piping gel.

peg818 Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 8:02pm
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Itake a small pair of scissors and snip the edge off so its rounded.

-Tubbs Posted 7 Jan 2009 , 8:03pm
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Last time I was looking at dummies, there were some with rounded edges already available.

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