Cake Dummies

Decorating By CakeChica Updated 3 Feb 2009 , 6:53pm by CakeChica

CakeChica Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 7:51pm
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I did my first dummy cake a week ago it wasn't bad, but still needs improvement. I sprayed it with water and it stuck just fine. Last night I peeled the MMF off the cake dummy (I ran out of the Wilton stuff) and parts of it peeled right off and parts of it I just had a hard time getting off. And so now I have a few dents and scratches in the dummy. So my question is:
Whats the best way to take the fondant off a cake dummy?

Is there a way to fix the scrapes and dents on the cake dummy so that it won't show next time I put fondant on it?

And how many uses can you get from one before having to replace it?

Or maybe there is a better way to do this cake dummy decorating alltogther?

Thanks

2 replies
prterrell Posted 30 Jan 2009 , 8:18pm
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If you soak it in hot water, it will loosen up the fondant/icing and make it easier to come off.

I've never used a dummy for practice, so have rarely reused them. Most of the dummies I have done were for display and they were just tossed after they got old (this was at the bakery, so I wasn't paying for the styro).

If you want to be able to reuse the fondant, you need to remove it before it sets.

CakeChica Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 6:53pm
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Thanks for the tip. I'll try this next time. icon_biggrin.gif

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