I am jsut starting my cake business and in the process of making several dummy cakes for display and to build my picutre base on my website.
Any suggestions of donts when doing this. Dou you use the same ingredients as normal? How long will the cakes look good? I currently make my own fondant out of marshmellows, should I use store bought for the dummies?
Any suggestions to make them last longer and not get that old cracking look would be greatly appreciated.
I spray my demo cakes with a few light coats of clear satin varathane. Any fondant will work though I like the Wilton for these cakes with some gum tex added so the fondant dries very hard, make sure it is dried rock solid dry before you spray it. The spray allows you to dust the cakes or even wipe them using a slightly damp cloth.
I haven't graduated up to fondant, yet! Can you decorate with buttercream and then spray?
I know there is a product called Permaice that looks like buttercream but it is non-edible and dries hard and lasts forever. So that you can do dummy buttercream cakes with out the buttercream spoiling. I believe Permaice is available at Sugarcraft. Here's the link:
Sorry! I had no idea that would be blocked. Just do a Google search for Perma-Ice.