babsey Posted 23 May 2010 , 4:54am
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Just wondering how to cover 2 dummy tiers of a 4 tier wedding cake. Any tips? Also wondering how far in advance this can be done before the wedding?

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Ballymena Posted 23 May 2010 , 9:10am
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If the edge of the dummy is sharp I soften them by using pressure on the corners with my fondant smoother. This helps prevent the dummy from making the fondant break easily on the edges.
Use a thin layer of gel on the dummy, that will make the fondant stick. These can be done way ahead of time, you want the fondant to harden on the dummy. If you make it ahead of time keep it out of the light if you have colored it, light bleaches the colors.

MissJodi Posted 23 May 2010 , 4:00pm
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I am covering my first display dummy cakes, using gel to secure the fondant, but how long should I expect it to last? In a climate control roomed ie: i have head for winter and air conditioning for summer, and I will not have it in direct sunlight. Is there anyway I can seal it with a enamal sealer etc?

Jcake2 Posted 23 May 2010 , 5:03pm
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What is the Gel? I am covering a styrafoam ball with molding Chocolate. WIll this Gel work for it too?

I need the Chocolate to stick to the styrafoam.

MissJodi Posted 23 May 2010 , 6:46pm
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It is piping gel. dried very tacky etc and shouldnt mold underneath, like some. I know somepeople actually use or have used stucko or similar, really anything the consistancy that dries should work on something that is not to be eaten but displayed, but if you are wanting it edible use pipling gel

mamawrobin Posted 23 May 2010 , 8:09pm
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I apply a thin coat of crisco on my cake dummies before covering with fondant. It makes it easier to remove it later on. If it's not going to be recycled then I don't guess that really matters. I've used piping gel before but it was difficult to remove the fondant when I wanted to do another design.

BlakesCakes Posted 24 May 2010 , 3:27am
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Originally Posted by MissJodi

I am covering my first display dummy cakes, using gel to secure the fondant, but how long should I expect it to last? In a climate control roomed ie: i have head for winter and air conditioning for summer, and I will not have it in direct sunlight. Is there anyway I can seal it with a enamal sealer etc?




I have dummies that have been decorated for at least 2 years. Kept out of sunlight in a climate controlled room, I think they'll last forever.

I can't think of any sealer you could use on them that wouldn't melt or pit the fondant, or yellow/crack over time.

Rae

Rylan Posted 24 May 2010 , 4:33am
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I prefer to use shortening to adhere the fondant too.

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