Dummy Cake

Decorating By PinkLilly Updated 31 Mar 2010 , 10:34am by ChoueiriCakeCo

PinkLilly Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 2:58am
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Can someone tell me how to make a dummy cake?

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Motta Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 3:04am
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Hi! Welcome to the site. This question has been asked quite often and sometimes duplicate questions aren't answered right away.

Try to use the "search" function on the site and you'll get a list of posts about this topic.

Funny but I came on tonight to review how to make dummy cakes too!

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:34am
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Welcome to CC!

Here's a link for different ways to make dummy cakes:

http://members.nuvox.net/~zt.proicer/cakepict/CAKEHINTS.htm

If you want dummy cake tiers, I would recommend purchasing cake dummies from an online store (like eBay). For carved dummies, I use scraps of Styrofoam (like the small pieces in packaging), I carve to the shape I want using a sharp knife on a covered surface. Then I wash them, apply a thin layer of icing (to make a clean surface and cover any loose pieces of foam, almost like crumb-coating a real cake). Let the icing harden and then decorate.

Once you're done you can just peel off any fondant and clean the dummy with hot water.

I was surprised at how easy it is to carve Styrofoam, and it's a great way to practice without wasting cake icon_smile.gif

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