How To Cover Cake Dummy?

Decorating By pattycakesnj Updated 13 Nov 2009 , 12:11am by kayla1505

pattycakesnj Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 11:53pm
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I need to decorate some cake dummies for my portfolio. If I want to cover a cake dummy in fondant, do I have to put anything under the fondant? Do I use BC or does the fondant go directly on the dummy. Should I cover the dummy with plastic wrap before I do anything so that I can use them over and over? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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kakeladi Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:04am
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Do nothing to it. Just cover w/fondant.
Some people lightly spray it w/water; some coat w/b'cream OR piping gel but really, nothing is needed.
When I tried covering w/plastic wrap it was a big mess icon_sad.gif The plastic would NOT stay in place no matter what I tried and then the fondant is not smooth ;(
They can be used over & over. Just scrape off the icing (fondant or b'cream) and start over.

pattycakesnj Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:06am
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thanks for the info. One more question, what about the sharp edges on top, my real cakes don't look like that, should I try smoothing down the styrofoam?

kayla1505 Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 12:11am
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I smooth the edge with sandpaper.

and I also wet the dummy with alittle bit of water to help the fondant stick.

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