Help Sticking Fondant To Cake Dummies

Decorating By kathy164 Updated 18 Jul 2009 , 12:24pm by bettinashoe

kathy164 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 8:49pm
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Hello there, I am searching the site, I know I saw something about this somewhere here but when I need it,cant find it. I am trying to put fondant on cake dummies, and cant get it to stay. I made it thin and it kind of melted off, made it thicker and it did the same thing., It wont stay on the top edge of the dummy. it is a circle dummy and the edge is pretty sharp. I know cakes are softer then them but the fondant must stick some how. Can anyone explain this to me?? Thank you.

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SugarBakers05 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 8:59pm
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Cover the dummy with a little bit of water, i just wipe it with a damp cloth...this will allow the fondant to stick.

PinkZiab Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 8:59pm
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lightly sand the edge of the dummy so it's not so sharp. To stick the fondant you can spritz the dummy with water, or a light smearing of shortening, corn syrup or piping gel will also work.

SugarBakers05 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 9:01pm
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Cover the dummy with a little bit of water, i just wipe it with a damp cloth...this will allow the fondant to stick.

dsilvest Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 9:02pm
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Sand the edges of the fondant to soften the surface or they may tear the fondant. Spritz lightly with water, apply fondant the same thinkness (1/8 to 1/4 inch) as you would on a cake. Smooth and trim bottom edge.

kathy164 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 10:41pm
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oh thank you!! these helps are exactly what I needed. I sanded and spritzed and it is just perfect. thank you so much!

cayleigh Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 12:14pm
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I have ordered some cake dummies to practice tiered wedding cakes. On applying the fondant to the cake can you take the fondant back off and reuse your dummie?

Do I really need to buy the perma ice? That stuff is not cheap. Or do you wonderful pro's have a different technique I could try practicing my icing work with on the dummies?

Thanks so much!! icon_biggrin.gif

bettinashoe Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 12:24pm
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I just use regular fondant on my cake dummies and then decorate a I normally would. The fondant can be peeled off and the dummy reused.

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