Question About Cake Dummies

Decorating By SJ169 Updated 17 Jun 2009 , 5:49pm by SHogg

SJ169 Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 5:19pm
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I have had a local wedding planner contact me and ask if i would do a fake wedding cake for her to put in her shop. I have only done one cake with dummies and I iced the cake with buttercream before putting the fondant on. I am worried that if i give her a dummy cake the buttercream will go bad or something? Do you think you could maybe use something else under the fondant to help it stick to the dummies?

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chefbarbie0513 Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 5:24pm
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You could just spray the dummies with water. The fondant will stick to that.

SJ169 Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 5:26pm
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oh i never thought of that! thanks!

moralna Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 5:37pm
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I have done several cake dummies for wedding shows and used the Wilton canned BC to ice before putting on the fondant. Some of those dummies I have had for over a year and I have not had a problem. I do use the Wilton icing for the dummies, simply because it would cost more to make the icing and I am also not going to use perfectly good, fresh BC for a dummy cake.

dutchy1971 Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 5:38pm
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I used shortening before and the fondant stuck just fine, 2 months later and its still stuck like glue sitting on my shelf

SJ169 Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 5:44pm
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Perfect! thanks for the tips!!

claribelcakes Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 5:49pm
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I find Piping Gel works best, and its very tacky so the fondant will stick very well and won't go anywhere. You'll also avoid air bubbles forming later. Good Luck!

SHogg Posted 17 Jun 2009 , 5:49pm
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Piping gel works fine too.

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