Hi there, I am just starting out and am wondering about having cakes for display. How do you all handle this? I will/do take photo's of cakes as I make them and I am offerring to make cakes for every opportunity I can find for free to help improve. The problem is, I have nothing to show what I could do (I hope). Would it be okay to make a few fake cakes of different styles, which would give me practise and have a tangible thing for people to see? Any advise would be very helpful. Thanks.
Yes working on cake dummies does two things. You get to practice and you build up your portfolio. You can show people your work.
This may be dumb, but do you just use regular fondant, gumpaste... to do dummie cakes? I have always seen them, but never asked. Thanks
yup, and decorations. Someone here posted to do one side in one style, opposite side in another. decorate, photograph, wipe off, start over. Only decorate the 1/3 to 1/2 you photograph.
Obviously NOT the way to do a display cake, but works for photos...