Dummy Cake Fondant Question - How Long...?

Decorating By bonniebakes Updated 2 Jan 2010 , 9:23pm by bonniebakes

bonniebakes Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 3:21pm
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I'm looking for some advice/tips for a fondant covered dummy cake...

How long in advance should I make it and how should I store it so that it still looks "fresh," light, and wonderful? I know I can make it months/years ahead, but it's going to be for a competition display, so I want the fondant to still look new and soft and wonderful...

thanks in advance!


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indydebi Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 3:25pm
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fondant stays soft? icon_confused.gif

anxeli Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 3:45pm
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Yes, that's a good question, for a novice is a mystery how long will a display dummy cake look good and when does it turn looking like a mummified wedding cake icon_biggrin.gif ? 3mts? 6mts? Just one icon_rolleyes.gif?

indydebi Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 3:54pm
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I had BC covered dummies in my shop for multiple years. Had a fondant covered dummy for at least a year. They dont' shrivel up like mummies. They hold up fine.

costumeczar Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 4:31pm
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They look fine for looooooong time. I have one that I've had for at least 4 years, and people still look at it and say how beautiful it is (meanwhile I'm thnking ewwww... icon_confused.gif But whatever you say)

11cupcakes Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 5:22pm
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I had fondant covered dummy cake for two years and it still looked good.I just got tired to see it every day.But if I would do a duumy cake for competition I would do it one month ahead.

CiNoRi Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 5:47pm
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I think as long as you keep it away from harsh/direct sunlight you should be good fora long while!

bonniebakes Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 7:03pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

fondant stays soft? icon_confused.gif

Debi - I want it to LOOK soft and new, even if it isn't.

bonniebakes Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 7:05pm
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thanks, everyone!

Any tips for how I should store it so it doesn't crack or start to look old?

Donnagardner Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 7:33pm
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Keep it covered and away from light so it wont fade or get dusty.

bonniebakes Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 9:23pm
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Ummm... sorry for the silly question, but how exactly would you recommend covering it? plastic wrap? in a box? in a plastic storage box?

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