My daughter wants a fake wedding cake to display at the wedding reception. I am plannning on cutting styrofoam squares or circles for cake bases but no idea what to cover it with. I plan on using my cricut to decorate it. any suggestions would be aprreciateted. Shelagh
You can buy cake dumies at GSA for pretty cheap! And then you won't have to worry about them all being the correct size...also you can caver them with fondant, just apply a little shortning first! HTH
www.dallasfoam.com also has them and many other cake supply places. You will find it helpful to have a wooden cutting board or a cut piece of plywood or something heavy that you can drill three or four long screws through so they stick out of the other side about 2 inches. Place the heavy board screws sticking out side up and shove the foam dummy onto those to anchor it down so you can work on it and not have it sliding around. Rub the dummy with crisco, roll out your fondant to pie crust thickness and cover the dummy. Then just glue them together with a little royal icing and handle carefully.
Check out some of the you-tube videos on how to cover a cake with fondant. There are many places you can buy pre-made fondant or try some of the recipes in the recipe section here on Cake Central.
In the end you are going to find it time consuming and costly to make the final beautifully decorated dummy and buy sheet cakes to cut and serve. I would seriously price it out and check with bakeries and cake makers in your area as a comparison... you may just find it worth saving the head ache to spend a few bucks more and get the real deal.
Thanks to you both for your import will check it out ..i have a year before wedding.Shelagh
Why does she want a fake cake???
it seems to be the in thing here these days, her sister had one and it was so easy to set up in the reception hall, she will serve a smaller real cake.She is very budget conscious and i think i will end up using my "cricut" to decorate it.Shelagh
It's actually MORE expensive to do a fake cake plus kitchen cakes.