Cake Dummy

Decorating By laidbackluvvie Updated 12 Nov 2009 , 9:49am by laidbackluvvie

laidbackluvvie Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:21pm
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hi all i have bought a cake dummy to practise piping ect on do i use it as it is or cover it with cling film it is made of polystirene. thanks sue

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Caths_Cakes Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:34pm
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Hi laidback, Im sure i read something about not covering your dummys, BUT just untill you can be sure i would put a covering of greaseproof or clingflim on there icon_smile.gif

laidbackluvvie Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:51pm
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thanks kath i will try it.

LeanneW Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 4:36pm
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eventually, after a really long time, your dummies will start to break down but you can just wash it off and start fresh, no need to cover with anything.

When I put fondant on dummies I rub it with shortening so the fondant will stick and this make it really easy to take off later, even a year later. I used to use water to stick my fondant to the foam but that was like getting concrete off.

tracycakes Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 4:50pm
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Shortening or piping gel either one will work really well.

laidbackluvvie Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 9:49am
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thanks everyone i will try that, im just starting out cake decorating so dummy is the operative word, picking up some great tips here of all you lovely people

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