Display Cakes - How Does Everyone Do Theirs?

Decorating By Becscakes Updated 12 May 2009 , 3:28pm by kakeladi

Becscakes Posted 12 May 2009 , 5:07am
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I have recently started my own decorating business, found a Wedding/craft shop that are happy to promote my cakes but i now need a few Display cakes.
My problem is that they dont want fondant icing on display as it attracts ants.
What do i use as the cake?
What can be used as the fondant?
Please help! Any ideas would be great...

3 replies
indydebi Posted 12 May 2009 , 10:08am
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Have they had that problem before? Or do they THINK it will attract ants? Because I cover mine in regular BC and fondant (have both kinds in the shop/window right now) and I've never had a bug anywhere.

It's not like this stuff stays soft and moist ..... when I put the BC on the styrofoam, it turns to concrete and the fondant gets pretty "preserved", too.

classiccake Posted 12 May 2009 , 10:27am
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I use royal icing and have never had a problem. Of course, being a cake shop, I have monthly service to keep all "varmits" away!

kakeladi Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:28pm
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It's the sugar in any icing that will attract ants.......it doesn't matter if it is fondant, b'cream or royal.
Agree w/IndyDebi........I have used all of the above and didn't have problems.
The only way around that is to use spackling paste (in a hardware store, paint dept.) OR the very expensive PermaFrost (fake icing).....both of which are hard to use.

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