Any Tips For Dealing With Cake Dummies????

Decorating By Julie_S Updated 23 Apr 2010 , 5:17pm by indydebi

Julie_S Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 9:27pm
post #1 of 8

Hi,

I found a cake supply place that carries the foam cake dummies. Is it just a matter of icing the dummy with buttercreme and then decorating, then wiping if all off and using the dummy again? Are there any tips you might have for preserving the dummy? I want to use it for practice. Thanks. Do you like the round ones more than the rectangular ones?

At this point I"m dealing only with buttercream. I'm not putting fondant on the dummies yet.

Julie

7 replies
cylstrial Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 9:31pm
post #2 of 8

Take some sandpaper and sand the edges down so that the fondant won't rip.

You can cover it in clear packing tape to help make it easier to get the fondant off.

Some people just actually the dummy in the dishwasher and run it in just hot water (no soap).

Hope this helps. (I definitely prefer round).

jillmakescakes Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 9:44pm
post #3 of 8

haha... i thought you meant customers!! icon_biggrin.gif

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 12:40am
post #4 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Julie_S

Hi,

I found a cake supply place that carries the foam cake dummies. Is it just a matter of icing the dummy with buttercreme and then decorating, then wiping if all off and using the dummy again? Are there any tips you might have for preserving the dummy? I want to use it for practice. Thanks. Do you like the round ones more than the rectangular ones?

At this point I"m dealing only with buttercream. I'm not putting fondant on the dummies yet.

Julie




Yes, that's all you have to do. If you've been working on the dummy for awhile and the buttercream has hardened, you can either break it off in pieces, scrape it off (carefully) with a spatula or just run in under hot water for a few minutes until it's all dissolved. Make sure the dummy is completely clean, because ants can be attracted to any residual sugar (especially if you use royal icing!).

Also, if you ever use fondant on a cake dummy, it can be reused. Just peel it off, soften it in the microwave and use it again for another dummy. Just something to keep in mind thumbs_up.gif

Julie_S Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 4:08pm
post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by cylstrial

Take some sandpaper and sand the edges down so that the fondant won't rip.

You can cover it in clear packing tape to help make it easier to get the fondant off.

Some people just actually the dummy in the dishwasher and run it in just hot water (no soap).

Hope this helps. (I definitely prefer round).





cylstrial,

How can one put something like a cake dummy in the dishwashwer without it disintegrating? The kind I got are like pressed white material. Are there more solid kinds of dummies? I would love to see plastic hard dummies.

Hermione

Julie_S Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 4:15pm
post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Julie_S

Quote:
Originally Posted by cylstrial

Take some sandpaper and sand the edges down so that the fondant won't rip.

You can cover it in clear packing tape to help make it easier to get the fondant off.

Some people just actually the dummy in the dishwasher and run it in just hot water (no soap).

Hope this helps. (I definitely prefer round).




cylstrial,

The kind of dummy I got is just like the one in this video:




Do they refer to this kind as "foam" or is that something else? Can you put the kind I have in the dishwasher?
Thanks
Julie


dsilvest Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 4:30pm
post #7 of 8

I often put my rock hard fondant covered soft styrofoam dummies in the dishwasher. They come out really clean. No problem with them falling apart or the fondant clogging my drain.

indydebi Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 5:17pm
post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Julie_S

How can one put something like a cake dummy in the dishwashwer without it disintegrating? The kind I got are like pressed white material. Are there more solid kinds of dummies? I would love to see plastic hard dummies.

Hermione


Because it's styrofoam, not sugar. Don't worry .. they hold up fine. I ran mine thru my commerical dishwasher all the time (which gets way hotter than a home dishwasher) with no problems at all. They last forever.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%