A Dummy With A Dumb Question About Cake Dummies!!!!

Decorating By MBHazel Updated 30 Sep 2009 , 1:16pm by MBHazel

MBHazel Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 3:14am
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Okay, I don't usually use cake dummies, but I am doing a big BD cake for this weekend and have to use a square 20" dummy for the bottom. Sides of the cake are a fondant / gumpaste mix and will be dried before they are placed on the cake. What is the best "glue" to use? I planned on piping gel, but I am not sure that will give me the best hold.

I am not overly concerned about the pieces sticking to the other 2 layers which will be real cake, but the size and weight of the fondant pieces for the "Big Dummy" are making me a little anxious.

Does anyone have some advise they could share??

Thanks so much,


5 replies
Tellis12 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 3:41am
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If they're not too big you might try Royal icing. Or even buttercream.

Rylan Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 3:48am
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You can also use melted chocolate.

madgeowens Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 4:17am
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Also you will put a skewer down thru the middle, right? That will hold the cakes in place as well. I agree with the melted chocolate

Loucinda Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 12:37pm
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If you use the melted chocolate - make sure the cake is not in the sunlight - it will cause the chocolate to soften/melt.

MBHazel Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 1:16pm
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Great!! I hadn't thought about the chocolate. Maybe a combination of Royal and chocolate...... You know, there is safety in numbers!!!

Thanks a bunch,


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