Dummy Cupcakes

Baking By PaulineG Updated 10 Mar 2011 , 1:31pm by indydebi

PaulineG Posted 1 Jan 2010 , 2:49pm
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Hi There,

I was just wondering if someone can tell me how to do dummy cupcakes for displaying? What do you use for the 'sponge'?
Sorry if this is a silly question.


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sweetcreationsbiz Posted 1 Jan 2010 , 5:36pm
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I recently made a few.

I ordered the cupcake styrofoam form Decopac.com. You may search the web for cupcake styrofoam and see what comes up for you. I used royal icing for te frosting to hold up. I had to work with it to get the right consistency but It worked out.

Good Luck

Mensch Posted 1 Jan 2010 , 5:56pm
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Good grief.... you don't need to go to all that.

I just baked them with my regular recipe and decorated with royal and they dried hard. I've had some in the shop window for a couple of months.

icer101 Posted 1 Jan 2010 , 5:59pm
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when i do demos at michaels.. i use GREAT STUFF (insulating foam sealant).. that was in my instructions. i love it.. works great.. i fill the paper cups half full the nite before.. next morning they are ready to ice with royal icing and decorate. they keep GREAT.. still have them in boxes .. ready to show anytime i need. done all kinds... halloween, christmas.. valentine..etc.. hth cheap and easy!!!... you can also use round styrofoam balls and cut in half.. works great too.

indydebi Posted 1 Jan 2010 , 6:26pm
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I had a couple of cupcakes left in my display case once and I kept thinking, "I need to move those....I need to move those." I FINALLY got around to moving them out of the case and I just set them aside.

These 2 cupcakes sat around for about a year .... I put them with my other dummy cakes and they held up. Real cake .... real icing.... no mold, no bugs.

Cathy26 Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 7:57pm
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omg that's just saved me about £60!!! i was going to buy the styrofoam ones and was going to have to get them shipped to the UK but i wasnt too pleased with the idea of them since they are small and flat rather than my well risen ones...... i need to create a tower for my shop window so now il be able to use sponge and RI!!!!!

so happy icon_smile.gif

Donnagardner Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 8:05pm
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Yeah, just label them as for display only so no one eats them icon_smile.gif

MariaK38 Posted 17 May 2010 , 1:49am
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can you easily take the icing off the dummies if you need to change the look of the cupcake?


dsilvest Posted 17 May 2010 , 3:29am
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You can soak them in hot water, put them in the dishwasher or if the decorations are not rock hard you can peel them away. I personally love the dishwasher.

Tzoavva Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:03pm
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I know this is an old thread but curious if anyone has found any plastic cupcake molds for practicing to decorate. I found this one but on a UK

site but havent found one via google over on this neck of the water (US). I have found the styrofoam kind but was trying to find something plastic/rubber insted.

indydebi Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:31pm
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Originally Posted by MariaK38

can you easily take the icing off the dummies if you need to change the look of the cupcake?


When I wanted to change a dummy cake, I just used my spatula .... got it under the dried BC and in a few swipes, it all popped off in sheets. Wiped wiht a damp rag and they were ready to go again.

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