Couple Questions About Cake Dummies

Decorating By mommyandmecakes Updated 21 Jul 2009 , 5:10pm by JanH

mommyandmecakes Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 12:40pm
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Since I like tiered cakes yet always have way too much cake left over I thought I would try one tier as a cake dummy. ( scaling back to the correct servings would take all the creativity and fun out of it!) so a couple random questions:
1. Should I cover before icing with BC - would seal and stick Saran wrap work or would icing slide off and not be smooth?
2. Does it matter why tier is the dummy? I want to a petal pan, topped with a circle then a baby belly cake on top- can I do the center round as the dummy?
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ShayShay Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 3:04pm
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I just finished doing a wedding cake where I used cake dummies. I rubbed a little crisco on the dummy before putting the fondant on. No problems at all doing it this way. I would think you could use the dummy any where in the cake, but I have never tried it. Maybe someone else can jump in and answer that one.

dsilvest Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 3:41pm
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Another way of getting the fondant to stick is to spritz a bit of water onto the dummy. It should just be damp not wet.

Make sure you sand the sharp edges first to avoid tearing the fondant.

mommyandmecakes Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 3:50pm
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Apologize for the multiple posting - not sure what happened. Otherwise do the same rules apply for applying BC vs fondant? Also, what about my other questions? Help me please!!!!

JanH Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 5:10pm
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