Any Ideas On How I Can Take Fondant Off Of Cake Dummies!!!??

Decorating By Jan14grands Updated 13 Dec 2009 , 2:37am by Jan14grands

Jan14grands Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 11:02pm
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Please, any tips? It's been on a while and don't know how ti get it off of the cake dummie.. Maybe I'm the dummie icon_smile.gif

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__Jamie__ Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 11:06pm
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Yep. Easiest way in the world: Put dummy in thick plastic bag. Whack on ground. Rotate until it's cracked off most of the way. Pick off remaining pieces. Done.

Edited to add: no hot water mess, no slimy fondant, no splashing water, no stab wounds from trying to pry pieces off...yeah. Easiest way.

sweetcravings Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 11:17pm
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I thought i read somewhere on here where someone just soaked the whole thing in hot water.

Lcubed82 Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 11:27pm
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I soaked and scrubbed- took a while!

Jan14grands Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 11:27pm
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Ohhhh, that worked! And it was fun beating up a cake icon_smile.gif Usually have to be sooo careful with real cake. Thanks Jamie!! I bet hot water would work too, but this was more fun.

madgeowens Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 11:47pm
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I just stick my spatula under the lip of fondant and slide it down and it starts to come right off....

JenniferMI Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 2:00am
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Just a tip for the future...if you cover in Glad Press N Seal, you can then easily peel it right off for the next creation icon_smile.gif I use a light coat of piping gel over the Glad.

Jen icon_smile.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 3:42am
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Right...ok, so what I'm referring to is when the fondant is dried on there rock hard.

Jan14grands Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 1:02pm
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which is what mine was - stuck on there rock hard - couldn't get a knife or anything under it. I will try the press and seal next time. Thanks!

karateka Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 1:23pm
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I put mine in the dishwasher. works like a charm.

Jan14grands Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 3:48pm
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Dishwasher, really? All covered in fondant?

dsilvest Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 3:54pm
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If it fits in the dishwasher it is the best and neatest method.

PinkLisa Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 3:59pm
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I'm glad other people had this problem. Last week I decided to take the fondant off my dummy cake and had the hardest time. I used a knife and eventually got it off but it was very difficult. Thanks for all the tips....

sadsmile Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 4:01pm
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I would never put that kind of thing in a dish washer unless it is one that has a built in garbage disposal and can handle chunks of food. Otherwise you risk blocking your pipes. Possibility: You run it and some gummy stuff gets stuck somewhere int here. You open and unload the dishwasher and the stuff dries rock hard again and breaks something the next time you run it.

karateka Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 7:42pm
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I've done it ever since B Keith Ryder told me about it in class. Have never had an issue. Once I had a small hunk that didn't rinse off and I just washed it off under the faucet. My machine has the option of high heat wash, so if I'm doing especially large dummies or something with lots of fondant, I use that.

drummer27 Posted 12 Dec 2009 , 8:10pm
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I had some that the fondant was rock hard and didn't want to pick it off. I put them in the proof box for about an hour and it softened up and peeled right off...that way you don't have to damage the dummy in the process of picking it off. Good luck!

BlakesCakes Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 1:55am
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Definitely the dishwasher!

Given that the fondant is essentially hardened sugar, the water and heat just melt it off. I run them thru with the extra heater on, no soap, and then air dry. I get nice clean dummies and no damage.


Jan14grands Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 2:37am
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Yeah, I kinda damaged mine a little when I first tried picking off the fondant. Maybe dishwasher is the way to go.

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