I Just Purchased My First Tiered Dummy Cake!!!

Decorating By KookieKris Updated 25 Mar 2009 , 12:45pm by KookieKris

KookieKris Posted 24 Mar 2009 , 9:56pm
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I'm super excited ~ I just bought my first tiered dummy cake for practicing, examples, etc. I bought 6,8,10,12 and 14 inch styrofoam rounds.
Any tips from experienced decorators for using these? icon_biggrin.gif

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Sweet_Guys Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 1:11am
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We're waiting for our new sets to arrive tomorrow so we can prepare for our local fair...

Some people use buttercream...

We use fondant...We use a dab of royal icing in key areas to hold it to the dummy...Then decorate...Much easier than trying to mold it to real cake!

When it comes to changing it out for a new design, you can chip away at it and it'll come off in chunks!

Have fun!

Paul & Peter

gerripje Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 6:27am
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I just got a set too. I was excited, but I got the 3 inch ones instead of 4 inch and wish I didn't. So far I've been stuck on how to secure down good, cause they are so light. I've read in another thread about softening the edges, which I found out, tears the fondant easily. I put a thin coat of buttercream and that helped. I just haven't had the time or creative juices to make some nice looking dummies!!

KookieKris Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 12:45pm
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Great ~ thanks for the royal icing tip Sweet_Guys! Makes sense!
I did get the 4 inch instead of the 3 inch, so hopefully that will make the difference gerripje.

Thanks again! icon_smile.gif

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