Cake Dummy??

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volleyball47 Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 8:09pm
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How to i get (or make?) a cake dummy? i have been wanting to practice my decorating without actually making a cake, but i dont know what a cake dummy is? is it out of Styrofoam or something? help! thanks!

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stephaniescakenj Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 8:15pm
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yes it is styrofoam, you can get them from global sugar art... taylor foam and dallas -- foam. I'm sure there are others too...

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prterrell Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 8:39pm
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I get mine at www.countrykitchensa.com

Do a search for dummies. There are a TON of threads out there about how to do these!

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HowCoolGomo1 Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 12:41am
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Dummies are the best!

You can practice everything on the suckers.

I buy mine from my local cake supplier.

Don't forget you can pull everything off of them and reuse.

MaryAnn

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CakeliciousCreations Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 4:19am
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Originally Posted by HowCoolGomo1

Dummies are the best!

You can practice everything on the suckers.

I buy mine from my local cake supplier.

Don't forget you can pull everything off of them and reuse.

MaryAnn


I am new to the decorating scene as well... and I too have been looking to find a cake dummy to use. when you state that you buy from your local cake supplier, do you mean bakery? I am in the st. louis, missouri area... and I am having trouble finding a cake supplier in my area? I am looking at going to Hobby Lobby or Michael's craft stores and buying several of the round styro disks and glueing several together to get my four inch cake round. Would this work? anybody please feel free to respond. I am on limited time and can't place internet order.

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CakeliciousCreations Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 4:20am
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Originally Posted by HowCoolGomo1

Dummies are the best!

You can practice everything on the suckers.

I buy mine from my local cake supplier.

Don't forget you can pull everything off of them and reuse.

MaryAnn


I am new to the decorating scene as well... and I too have been looking to find a cake dummy to use. when you state that you buy from your local cake supplier, do you mean bakery? I am in the st. louis, missouri area... and I am having trouble finding a cake supplier in my area? I am looking at going to Hobby Lobby or Michael's craft stores and buying several of the round styro disks and glueing several together to get my four inch cake round. Would this work? anybody please feel free to respond. I am on limited time and can't place internet order.

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Getus Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 3:33pm
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I got mine from dallas foam. google it for the website addy. VERY inexpensive and great shipping rates and speed.

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KrissieCakes Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 3:44pm
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CakeliciousCreations - I just bought some this weekend from Sallie's cake supplies on Manchester, just west of 141!


Another dummy question...to reuse the dummy, do you cover it woth anything before decorating? I read somewhere to cover it wit plastic wrap - is that necessary? For fondant decorating do you put buttercream, piping gel, or just water on the dummy to get the fondant to stick?

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HowCoolGomo1 Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 11:49am
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KrissieCakes
What a great question! It's a need to know thing.

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jenlg Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 12:08pm
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I cover mine with clear packing tape. Easy to clean off and it makes the icing look smooth....easy to cover with fondant as well.

I buy some of mine from candylandcrafts .com

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KieslerKakes Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 12:22pm
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I cover my cake dummies with Glad press n seal. It's the greatest thing ever. It sticks really well on the styrofoam and it's easy to remove when your finished and want to start over again.

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indigojods Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 8:17pm
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Janet or anyone else who has used wrap on the dummies - do you put the fondant directly on top of the wrap or a thin layer of buttercream or shortening first so the fondant will stick?

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KieslerKakes Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 11:06am
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At the time I was using BC icing only. I have not tried fondant on the press and seal directly.

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indigojods Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 1:02am
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Thanks for responding!

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xstitcher Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 5:02am
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Janet or anyone else who has used wrap on the dummies - do you put the fondant directly on top of the wrap or a thin layer of buttercream or shortening first so the fondant will stick?




A little bit of piping gel or even water would work too.

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