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?
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!
Paul & Peter
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!!
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.