Does Anyone Use Styrofoam For Dummie Cakes?

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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?

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

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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.

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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

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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!

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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

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chelleb1974 Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 11:21pm
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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

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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?

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!!!!

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__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.

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

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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.

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

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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!

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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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