Who Has Dummy Cakes In Display Windows??

Business By Michelle104 Updated 16 Sep 2009 , 1:38am by Michelle104

Michelle104 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 1:25pm
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I have a display window in my new shop and it's pretty sunny. I want to put some dummies in the window to attract interest but I'm not quite sure what to cover them with because of the sun. Do I need to go with the perma-ice because of this issue or will royal and fondant still work??

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indydebi Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 1:34pm
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I have BC covered dummies in my window. Depending on the color, they are fine. Reds, purples and oranges will fade because of the red dye issue. My ivories, chocolate, whites, blues are holding up fine. some are 2 years old. (I really need to make new ones!)

Michelle104 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:39pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I have BC covered dummies in my window. Depending on the color, they are fine. Reds, purples and oranges will fade because of the red dye issue. My ivories, chocolate, whites, blues are holding up fine. some are 2 years old. (I really need to make new ones!)




So you just cover and decorate them with the bc just like you would a regular cake? Do you have to put piping gel or anything on them first? I really want to get something in my window! It's driving me crazy. Right now there's an apron that has a cupcake on it and a decorative cake stand that matches my shop colors. Definitely lacking a display for the display window! icon_confused.gif

Mensch Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:42pm
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I use fondant on mine. I've also installed awnings, which keep out direct sunligt, but light still does come in, and they fade. If they start fading I've actually painted some of the decorations with paint!

indydebi Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 6:27pm
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Nope, i just slap the BC right on the dummy. When adhered to styrofoam, it turns hard as concrete. Kids love it at the shows and in my shop when I tell them, "Sure! You can touch it!" When I want to change it, I just run a knife or spatula under the BC and it pops off in sheets.

jillmakescakes Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 6:59pm
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You can also use acrylic paint to color your fondant to prevent fading. Its a horribly sticky mess, but it works! (thanks Ilene!)

kansaslaura Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 7:12pm
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I just finished a bunch of dummies in royal icing, never considered buttercream! It would have been a WHOLE lot easier to work with. I didn't think buttercream would ever dry that hard.. learn somethin' new everyday. Thanks, Debi!

Michelle104 Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 8:04pm
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Thanks so much girls! Debi, I'm gonna try the buttercream since that's what I'm most used to working with and we'll see how it turns out! icon_biggrin.gif

indydebi Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 8:25pm
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Kansas, I make a "cheap" version of BC ... no vanilla and no dream whip (not eating it anyway).

kansaslaura Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 9:44pm
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Good to know, Debi 'cause I've got a big box full of dummies I just turned my back on and RANNNnnnn away after I'd about puked working with that much royal.

BTW--I'm setting up shop! I'll fill in the details later icon_smile.gif

Michelle104 Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 1:38am
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YEAH LAURA!!!!!! Can't wait to hear the details!! I just had my opening day on the 11th! icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

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