Does Anyone Use Styrofoam For Dummie Cakes?

Decorating By ccc1234 Updated 13 Dec 2010 , 7:19pm by Kaylani

ccc1234 Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 12:24pm
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Hi CC family... does anyone ever use any thing else other that store bought dummie cakes? i need to make a few for when I open my shop for the showroom but its getting expensive. Please HELP!!!!!!

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leah_s Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 2:32pm
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No, I always use the store bought dummies for cake. They're the right size and I really don't consider them expensive at all. Did you check the pricing at www.**********.com online?

ccc1234 Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 4:14pm
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can you send me that website again please?

indydebi Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 4:44pm
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leah_s Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 5:34pm
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www.**********.com

maybe the other one works, too, though.

SugarNSpiceDiva Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 10:07pm
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Hi, There's a place in Georgia called Shape Formation Inc. that has really cheap prices on cake dummies. I haven't ordered from them yet, and I don't know who else has. But hopefully this will help. icon_smile.gif

www-shapeformation-com

KHalstead Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 10:12pm
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def. get them at www.**********.com ....they're very reasonable. For square cakes I've heard of some people taping boxes shut and covering them with shrink wrap and then using them as square dummies!

Cakepro Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 10:25pm
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I recently read on another cake forum that many people have been VERY unhappy with the quality of the www.**********.com dummies lately, complaining of the sizing being off, flat spots, and large seams.

It seems there is a beloved foam dummy supplier with excellent customer service and prices. Lenny Lee ~
The Dummy Place
860-875-1736

chelleb1974 Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 11:21pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cakepro

I recently read on another cake forum that many people have been VERY unhappy with the quality of the www.**********.com dummies lately, complaining of the sizing being off, flat spots, and large seams.

It seems there is a beloved foam dummy supplier with excellent customer service and prices.
Lenny Lee
The Dummy Place
860-875-1736




I agree Cakepro! I will only buy my dummies from Lenny. He does not have a website, but will quote prices over the phone and will make any size, shape of dummy that you want! I know of someone that had him do a round dummy with 6 alcoves carved out of the side of it. He also will custom cut foamboards (1/4 and 1/2 inch) for you too.

He also will not send out any dummy that has a flaw in it. He has told me that he has had to recut a dummy before because it came out less than acceptable. If you want to see Lenny in person, he was at the CT Cake Competition last year and I assume he will be there again this year (Feb 27 & 28, 2010).

~Chelle

LaBellaFlor Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 1:52am
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Yeah, my last dummies were not the best from www.**********.com So have you guys ordered from him?

JenniferMI Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:17pm
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www.**********.com is wonderful.

Jen icon_smile.gif

kake4umjp Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:32pm
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I have bought from www.**********.com for years and never had a problem. I recieved 2 sets of ovals, 2 sets of hexagons and 10 more rounds last week. They were fine. Marie J.

Mel2085 Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:02pm
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there is another post about this but my husband and I made our own out of the pink house insulation foam! I made a set of 6,8,10,12 round and 8,12,16 square and another 16 square! I also had extra and could make some more round cakes. One sheet is only 18 or 19 bucks! It took a little time and some tools but we made them (less than an hour) and they work great!! If you don't want to spend a ton of money try that!

leah_s Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:28pm
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I've order from www.**********.com for years and have never had a problem.

LaBellaFlor Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:58pm
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3 of mine had the edges smooshed. Maybe I just had a lucky order.

momo4shosho Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 11:10pm
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Damn! I was excited to see my total on my dummies, until it cost $40 just to ship them to CT from Dallas! GEEZ!!!!

__Jamie__ Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 11:14pm
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Taylor Foam. Taylor Foam. Taylor Foam. Am I the only one who likes these guys?? They have the contoured tops, ready for fondant.

mcook1670 Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 11:24pm
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yep thats where I get mine... they have better pricing than www.**********.com

dstbni Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 11:46pm
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I got mine form Taylor Foam too. They were perfect and I got them quickly.

shapeinnovation Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 6:55pm
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Shape Formation has changed it's name to Shape Innovation. www.shapeinnovation.com

all4cake Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 7:07pm
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I've ordered from Taylor and www.**********.com sells on Ebay cheaper than on their site...just sayin'...) happy with them both. I will check out Shape Innovation now. Thanks for the link!

Kaylani Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 7:19pm
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The Foam Studio rocks! Brian will help with anything you need & his prices are great!

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