What Is Better To Cover Cake Dummy?

Decorating By Lakaath Updated 30 Dec 2009 , 6:28am by Cake_Mooma

Lakaath Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 11:33pm
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I bought a styrofoam cake dummy and I'm excited to do some decorating, but I'm not sure what to cover it with. What do you guys use? Buttercream or royal icing? And what is the best way of getting it on there. Thanks!

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tracycakes Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 11:47pm
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I usually cover mine with fondant. I put shortening or piping gel on the styrofoam and put fondant over it.

FromScratch Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 11:51pm
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Icing a dummy tier is a PAIN... it scoots all over the place since it's light as a feather. I use fondant... way easier... icon_wink.gif.

If you do use icing... make a buttercream using all shortening and no flavoring (why waste it) and be sure it crusts. Royal icing is doable, but you'll have to sand it to get it really smooth.

dsilvest Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 12:02am
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If you decide to cover the cake with fondant, sand the upper edge lightly to soften the edge. This will help to prevent the fondant from tearing on the sharp edge. I usually just spritz a bit of water on the styrofoam before I cover it with fondant.

FromScratch Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 12:23am
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You can roll the sharp edge on the counter too and that takes the sharp off of it without having to go through the sanding. icon_smile.gif

Lakaath Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 1:52am
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Thanks guys! Should I put buttercream under the fondant on the dummy cake?

dsilvest Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 2:26am
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No, just water or shortening or piping gel.

Cake_Mooma Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 6:28am
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I use left over egg whites to attach the fondant.


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