Ok anyone have a better way to cover a dummy cake ? I have done 2 ways. First one by drywall plaster then decorated. Seemed to be ok, except kept cracking.Took me forever, all the sanding .Thought i would never do that again Well i needed another display and decided to do royal icing. Well that didnt go too bad but stilll took some time.What i am looking for has anyone poured royal icing kinda like ganach?(not sure on spelling) Or maybe a different covering that would last, and of course easier and faster. Thanks any help or ideas will be greatly appreciated.
Fondant is one of the easiest ways and it stays nice looking a very long time. I cover my dummys with Glad Press N Seal and then put a very light coat of clear piping gel. Add the fondant. When you are ready to dispose of the layer, you can peel off the Glad and resue your dummy
I did one in BC and it still looks good did it last year in Aug im using it again this year but different flowers and things,
I mist my dummies with water, then cover in Wilton fondant. Works every time, and the Wilton is so full of preservatives that it lasts forever ! When it's time to change a dummy, the fondant peels right off.
Thanks for the info .. i have a bridal show comin up and just want to get done. will post more pics soon as they are finished
I use fonndant as well. But be careful about covering it in plastic wrap first. I covered my first cake dummy in plastic wrap, misted with water, then covered with fondant, and you could see the little creases from the plastic wrap! Maybe I should make my fondant thicker if I try it that way again. But fondant is the best decorating medium I've found!