How Do You Put Butter Cream On Dummy

Decorating By madgeowens Updated 20 Oct 2009 , 4:04am by madgeowens

madgeowens Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 2:59am
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It is so light it wont set still.....I keep sticking fingers in where I have it nice grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......

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xstitcher Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 3:08am
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I would try one of the following between the cake board and the dummy: icing
double sided tape
glue etc

I'm sure others may have other suggestions as well.

madgeowens Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 3:16am
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Its not on the cake board that I have the problem.....its sitting still to spread the darn stuff on........its so light moves with the spatula whether its on a board or not

debster Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 3:24am
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Same problem here Madge.....................I HATE doing dummies with fondant or icing.

jlynnw Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 3:26am
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I put the foam on the cake board with melted chocolate. I then take a few loops of packing tape and secure the board to the turn table. Small loops work best and use a few to prevent sliding. They are a pain but have their uses.

madgeowens Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 4:08am
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Oh thats a good idea I will have to try cake dummy is a mess, don't know if I will use it haha...although thats almost the entire cake so far.........other cakes got soupy weird with that darn butter cream I tried grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

__Jamie__ Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 5:23am
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You stick toothpicks or skewers into another dummy that IS taped down to the turntable. Then jam the dummy you are icing down on top of the skewers. That sucker ain't going anywhere.

Loucinda Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 12:31pm
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What I do is glue or duct tape the dummy to a cake board, then I just use non slip liner on the turn table - not to hard then.

indydebi Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 12:48pm
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

What I do is glue or duct tape the dummy to a cake board, then I just use non slip liner on the turn table - not to hard then.


cabecakes Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 9:53pm
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lurvely I love that idea! Bring out the heavy weaponry. I just do what Loucinda said. My problem is I used Royal Icing and I had a devil of a time trying to get it smooth. I never did get it completely smooth. Do you HAVE to sand it. Gosh I hope not cause I have a bunch of different sizes and shapes I want to do to practice on. By the way, if I decorate a hardened royal iced dummy cake with buttercream, will the buttercream melt the Royal. Sorry Madge, not trying to hijack your thread.

__Jamie__ Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 9:56pm
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I dunno. I don't do BC dummies unless it's part of an actual order. And I've never used RI. I've never needed to sand one either, but if I am doing a fondant dummy, i order the prerounded corner ones from Tay lor Foam. Had to separate the letters there or it gets blocked. For BC dummies, I buy the regular ones for the sharp edges.

Donnabugg Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 2:28am
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Yes, I've had same darn problem with these dummies! I was sooo excited to get them and with shipping and all paid close to $30....Tried using a few times, got frustrated and they've been in the closet since! They were just too light to work with and as soon as I would get one small part done I'd end up putting my fingers in it! Guess I need to get them back out and try these methods!

adree313 Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 3:29am
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this is the problem i had. the 4 inch was killer! i suffered through and didn't even think about taping them down. DUH ADREANNA! *palm meet forehead*

thanks for the tips everyone!

madgeowens Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 4:04am
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I iced a cake board and stuck the dummy to that and then used a silkpat whatever, non skid jigger, and the freaking thing still moved..............I can fondant them but not bc..........I am going for the drill next time

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