or solution from a dummy if you guys already knew this and I'm the last to figure it out
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.
I take the dummy and press the edge against the counter to help soften that edge. I'll have to try the piping gel.
Itake a small pair of scissors and snip the edge off so its rounded.
Last time I was looking at dummies, there were some with rounded edges already available.