I have always covered my dummies with Wilton fondant. I have a bridal show coming up and I need to do several cakes for it. Even with the half off coupons the Wilton fondant cost $10 per package.
It is really adding up when I need to do like 5-7 displays that are 3-4 tiers each.
I tried covering with royal icing once and that was a disaster. Does anyone have ideas for a less expensive covering that will still look good?
I do not have much experience with MMF, I know some here use it a lot. Will that stretch over a styro dummy with tearing??
If I have to just suck it up and buy the Wilton I will. The most important thing to me is that these displays look good.
Thank you for your suggestions.
mmf should work fine.........I've never had any trouble using it on dummy cakes or on real cakes. The recipes on here say to let it rest 24 hrs. but I don't......I make it, knead it and roll it out. The only time I let it rest is once it's rolled out, I'll let it sit and firm up a little for like 10 or 15 minutes if my kitchen is warm or if I have hot hands and it's gone a little too soft.
I am covering some dummies right now with mmf and its working great, but I cut the sharp edges off of my dummies, not much just a nip to where its not so sharp...but like i said it seems to work fine for me...But can you tell me how I can attach artifical flowers to it? Can I use just regular glue? Thanks
Thanks! I will give it a try. Hopefully, I will save some $$$.
As for attaching flowers, if it is for a display cake I don't see any reason why you can't use glue.
For dummies, I recommend ordering the contour edge type from Tay lor F oam.com. No sanding, sawing or tearing fondant.
I cover all my dummies in MMF, no problems whatsoever, and I don't even round off my sharp edges. My MMF costs me a little over $1/lb to make.