Dummy Cake Question

Decorating By mamapastel Updated 31 Aug 2009 , 7:00pm by mamapastel

mamapastel Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 6:34pm
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What do you cover a dummy cake with before you cover with fondant? Do you use piping gel, or something else? icon_confused.gif

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icer101 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 6:50pm
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if you roll fondant out on powder sugar. then you can just mist dummy with water..if roll out on mat with shortening.. then some piping gel litely smeared over it.. some people just use shortening to cover fondant..hth

JustKeepSwimming Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 6:52pm
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Yep, piping gel will work just fine, as will a thin layer of buttercream or shortening. I've read a few people on here say that you can just use a little water and that will give it enough to hold onto, but I've personally never given that one a go myself. Hope that helps and good luck! icon_smile.gif

alanaj Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 6:53pm
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You can just rub shortening on it. Some people use piping gel but I prefer Crisco.

mamapastel Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 7:00pm
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Thanks everyone for the responses! I just wasnt sure about it, I thought water would work well, but I wanted to make sure. I think that shortning sounds a little better. hey if the dummy has a couple of nicks, how do I fix this? Royal icing?

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