Okay, now don't laugh, PLEASE....
I don't have any cake dummies, is it possible to somehow turn my cake pans upside down & practice on them in any way?
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Sure! Need to to get them to stay put somehow though, or they'll just slip and slide around if you try to ice them.
Will your layers be tall enough? Other than that and if you are not poking anything into the "cake", I don't see why not... I suppose you could "practice" on anything, lol!
Oh, heck, yeah, I've suggested using cake pans to practice many times, on here. You can use a cake carrier cover, too. The old Tupperware ones work best - the ones with the detatchable handle.
I have some pieces of 4" foam that I want to cut and use as practice 'cakes'. There's just so much cake my husband can consume, even with his sweet tooth!
I get the impression from many photos in the Wilton annuals that they do this (the upside-down pan thing, I mean), but maybe the little silver edge at the bottom is just a cake base cut to size. I don't see why it wouldn't work, though, as long as you can keep it from moving around, like Jamie said. Maybe a little RI or buttercream all around the edge of the pan. I like playingwithsugar's idea of using a cake carrier for taller cakes. Dummies are pretty expensive! And I know what you mean, JoJo0855, about there only being so much cake you can consume -- I live alone, I've caked out all my friends and family and I'm always trying to lose weight ! The last three or four class cakes I did, I used dummies.
Marianna46: I'm diabetic so of course have to watch my sugar intake, the hubby, of course gets tired of the same dessert night after night. Plus he's not a big fan of fondant.
How about an ice cream bucket/pail? I've used a plastic cole-slaw container I had hanging around to do it. I put a piece of non-slip liner between the container and my turntable. It doesn't slip so to speak, but it will tip over if you're not careful. Still, no harm done since it's just practice.
Yes I gave a cake pan and let grand child turn it upside down and cover it with fondant and decorate, and she had a ball
I tell my students to do this all the time. This is a great way to develop your skill set without baking another cake to practice on. You can only eat so much cake.