Cake Dummies.....how To Prep?

Decorating By tirechic Updated 14 Jun 2009 , 2:54pm by PatricesPieces

tirechic Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 4:42am
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I tried to find a previous post on this subject. I just got my new dummies, and i need to know how to prep them. I want to be able to practice with both b/c and fondant, and be able to strip them down and do all over again when i need to with out damaging or staining them. Any tips or thoughts or how tos would be great. TIA

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khkakes Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 1:20pm
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I've only done one dummy and I'm sure there are much better ways and methods. I did my dummy in fondant. I used a coarse nail file to soften the top edge to keep the fondant from tearing. Then I brushed a light coat of piping gel around the bottom 1/2 inch of the dummy and covered it in fondant. Worked great with no problems. I've heard that some people cover the dummy with buttercream but the instructor I had said that was not needed. Since it turned out great I would do it the same way again.

indydebi Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 1:45pm
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I don't prep my dummies at all. For BC, I just slap the BC on them. It hardens as hard as concrete, but when I want to remove it, I just run a knife under the icing and it pops right off in big sheets.

I've put fondant on a couple of dummies. While it's a little harder to get off than the BC, it came off ok.

I've used my dummies over and over so many times, I've lost count.

leah_s Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 1:47pm
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I'm with Indy. I don't do anything to prep my dummies, and a few have been around for 7-8 years, getting decorated and redecorated. A knife will pop off bc or fondant, and if not a run thru a hot dishwasher or shower will take care of it.

tirechic Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 2:49pm
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Thankyou so much, now it off to decorate and play, woohoo!

PatricesPieces Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 2:54pm
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You can also use some shortening on the dummies. Makes it easier for fondant to stick and it comes off really easy. Have fun!!!

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