How Do I Ice A Dummy Cake?

Decorating By DreamInCake11 Updated 8 Aug 2009 , 3:02am by madgeowens

DreamInCake11 Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 11:10pm
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Seriously, I just attempted to ice a dummy and it was a total disaster! How can I ice this thing when it won't stay put??? I already want to chuck the thing out the door! I want to cover it in fondant. Please help!!!

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DreamInCake11 Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 11:38pm
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Anyone???

Jenn2179 Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 11:45pm
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If I cover my dummy cakes in fondant I put a VERY thin layer of crisco on it and then put the fondant on it.

indydebi Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 11:48pm
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What size dummy was it? The bigger ones stay put on my turn table with a small piece of no-skid material under it. But those 6" ones ..... by the time I'm done with those, I'm ready to shoot myself!

__Jamie__ Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 11:53pm
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You impale it on top of a larger dummy, which is taped down to your turntable. Easy peasy. Impaled meaning, held in place with skewers or toothpicks.

Rylan Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 11:57pm
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Jamie, you are smart.

TOMAY Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 12:02am
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Ok go ahead and laugh but the last cake I did I hot glued the dummy wrapped in press in seal "important step cause hot glue mets styrofaom" to the cake board then dabbed a little hot glue to the bottom of the cake board and to the turntable it worked for me

alanaj Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 12:12am
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I've gotten a few tips on here that have worked well.
Some are to yes, rub with Crisco. Also to give the dummy a work over with your hands or a rolling pin to smooth ridges, bumps and super sharp edges. I also found that rolling my fondant a wee bit thicker helped too since the bumps were giving my fondant finish an unsavory textured look. icon_smile.gif Some people also swear by piping gel instead of Crisco but I haven't tried that. HTH and good luck!

jewelzbakescakes Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 4:19am
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I just rinse the styrofoam in water, give it a shake and cover with fondant. It sticks for me..(assuming it's a foam dummy you are using)

DreamInCake11 Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 5:28am
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Thanks to all of you for your help!!! I too was about to shoot myself!!!

madgeowens Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 7:35am
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I once rubbed crisco on it and then rubbed cs over that and it took some of the roughness away....then I hold the 6 incher in my hand(the dummy that is) and put the fondant on it that way lol....didnt say it was a good idea.

madgeowens Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 7:48am
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oh wow I just had a brain storm.....for the 6 inch one...well any of them really........put a thin dowel thru the bottom of foam noard right into the bottom of the dummy........would that not stay put to work on it and then pull the dowel out and wala!

madgeowens Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 4:05pm
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sorry that was foam board haha

tatorchip Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 10:52pm
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madgeowens that is a good idea, I was also having probs with the dummy cake. thanks

madgeowens Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 6:43am
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glad to help

xstitcher Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 7:21am
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....then I hold the 6 incher in my hand(the dummy that is).





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MissCakeCrazy Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 10:40am
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What I done was to put a dab of watered down fondant on the board and place the dummy on top. You can also do this with royal icing. When set hard, dummy shouldn't move.

madgeowens Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 1:02am
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....then I hold the 6 incher in my hand(the dummy that is).




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hahahaha

diane Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 1:27am
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....then I hold the 6 incher in my hand(the dummy that is).




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You had me laughing so hard, I actually snorted! icon_lol.gif




xstitcher, where did you get that avatar???

madgeowens Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 2:32am
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I copied it hehehehe
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madgeowens Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 2:34am
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but he is not laughing doggone it

xstitcher Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 2:48am
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....then I hold the 6 incher in my hand(the dummy that is).




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You had me laughing so hard, I actually snorted! icon_lol.gif



xstitcher, where did you get that avatar???





Did you want the website for my avatar or the emoticon?

If it's the avatar you'll have to give me a few moments to find it. I can't seem to remember where I got it icon_redface.gif but if your looking for the emoticon then the website is http://www.clipartof.com and here's the direct link:

http://www.clipartof.com/details/emoticon/1231.html

xstitcher Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 2:54am
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Here's the link for the avatar Diane.

http://www.forumsextreme.com/Avatars_Christian.html

madgeowens Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 3:02am
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I love the avatar too thats great, and so true

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