Buttercream On A Cake Dummy?

Decorating By Motta Updated 13 Aug 2009 , 4:45pm by Motta

Motta Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 2:31pm
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I have a lot of leftover buttercream and no royal icing. Would I be able to put buttercream on my cake dummy and then take it off and reuse the dummy???

Also, do you find you have to thin your royal icing to get it to stay on the cake dummy and be smooth?


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ninatat Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 2:46pm
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i have some cake dummies, they look like a dence kind of styra foam, kinda lol i've put bc on them and fondant, i just scrape off the bc and wash them off, same with fondant, i'm not quite sure what you mean about the royal icing being smooth.

Motta Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:24pm
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Thanks for the help! What I mean is...I've seen cake dummies where they used royal icing and let it dry b/c they were using the dummy as is forever. The icing looked bumpy and you could see the spatula strokes. Just wanted to make my royal icing look smooth.

kakeladi Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 3:45pm
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If you ice a dummy with royal after it dries for several days you can use sandpaper to smooth iticon_smile.gif Get your icing as smooth as possible to begin with then sand it.

Motta Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 4:45pm
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kakeladi - oh, good idea! thank you

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