These aren't huge dents, really just a few nicks.
I didn't realize the damage was there until the fondant started drying.
Will royal icing work? I would like to do the repair directly on the styro.
Also while on the dummy topic did I read this correctly, seal the edges with piping gel to prevent flaring?
Thick royal should work - - - just spackle it on, smooth it, and let it dry completely before covering with fondant. For slightly bigger dents or gouges, you can form some fondant in there and keep it in place with water or royal. It takes a bit of patience, and you may need to go over it one more time after the first coat of RI or fondant dries to get it smooth, depending on how severe the damage.
I totally agree with Misty. The only thing that I will add is remember that RI gets darker as it sits. So use just a little bit and wait. Because if you patch the dents and it's the wrong color, everyone is still going to be able to see the problem area's.
Sure will work, just smooth it into the dents...
What do you all use when working on dummies to hold them in place??? I tried tape and it didn't work, but I was taping to my turntable, maybe that was the problem.
The weight of the fondant on the dummy should hold it in place while working on it. Or you can place it on one of those non slip mats from the dollar store.
Royal icing works really well for filling in dents and gouges. I rarely let it dry completely if it is just minor. I just fill wait a couple of minutes and then apply the fondant over a light spritzing of water.
Thank you everyone.