I hate them!! I thought I would be able to buy a few dummies and use them for practice. Not so my friends!! These stupid things are so hard to cover!! My top edges crack. So I tried using bc to stick the fondant to the dummy, and I smoothed down the top edge and I still have cracking and tearing!!!
Does anyone have any luck with cake dummies? I feel like the dummy because I can cover a real cake just fine!!
Today is one of those days where I feel like Charlie brown trying to kick the football. I know Lucy is going to move to ball but I still kick as hard as I can and I fall on my a$$ every time!!!
The dummies have a sharp edge which makes the fondant tear. Roll the sharp edge on your counter to soften it. I use shortening to cover the dummy first then cover with fondant. This way it can be removed later to change styles.
I like the suggestion of rolling the sharp edges to prevent the fondant from tearing, very smart! I have covered dummies before and didn't have any problems, maybe today is just not your day but tomorrow will be better , good luck!
Hi there! This is my first post... I am just getting into making cakes for my munchkins and friends....and when I read this I couldn't resist! WAIT, WHAT? THERE ARE CAKE DUMMIES OUT THERE??? (the heavens just parted lol). I made a dummy out of styrofoam disks which automatically put me at over $12 before the cake was mixed! Could you please tell me more about these dummy cakes? Where does one find this? Are they expensive? And, THANK YOU, ALL OF YOU, for just being neat people who are incredibly talented! Best wishes, Laura
vtcake, thank you so much! even though it blocked the name, at least I know that I can search something Inc. out there online... I really appreciate the response! -Laura
Well, how come they allowed that link? That's the place I posted where I got mine, lol!
If you're in Canada, Bulk Barn sells round and square dummies in many diameters. Also, McCall's bakery supplies in Toronto sells different sizes. I got my hexagons there for my B/W hexagon cake in my pics.
Mackeymom, hope you got it figured out, and thank you for starting this thread! Thanks to all of you for your help! Cool, I can't wait to go look! -Laura
I had absolutely no problems covering dummies. As MargaretG, I covered my dummies with shortening first and then rolled my fondant. I used a bit of shortening on my fingers when I work the edges of the dummies. I like my edges sharp so I didnt dull them. Shortening helps to soft the fondant and gives you a bit time to work with it and smooth it flawlessly.
You can buy dummies at www . **********.com that are cut with rounded edges for covering with fondant and not using anything underneath. If I am using a regular cake dummy I cover it with bc and then cover with fondant and I haven't had any problems. I do have problems trying to keep my dummies in one place with I cover them with bc so I bought a couple of long nails and but them through a cake drum and then I put the dummy on top of the nails and when I have finished icing the dummy or covering with fondant I pick it up and move it to the actual cake board.