Help! Problems With Cake Dummies!

Decorating By ktbug Updated 24 Jun 2010 , 1:30am by metria

ktbug Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 11:42pm
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I am trying to cover a cake dummy with fondant. I can't get the fondant to stick and it keeps tearing. Please tell me what I am doing wrong! I need to work on this tonight! THANKS!

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Cindy619 Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 11:45pm
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I usually just spritz water on the dummy first and then the fondant sticks like a charm!

KimAZ Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 11:51pm
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Try to make the dummy sticky first. You can rub shortening on it, piping gel, buttercream, water....just anything to make it stick.

It also helps to soften the edges of the styrofoam dummy but either rolling it on the counter or even using a nail file to make the edges rounder.

Hope that helps!
KimAZ

twinkie126 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 12:03am
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I use shortnening and works perfect!

TatumCakes Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 1:23am
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I am having the same problem. I'm wondering if you ever figured it out. I'm using Satin Ice for the first time and it keeps tearing. I've tried filing the edge down, but still no luck.

metria Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 1:30am
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you can sand down the sharp edges with sandpaper too. just a little will help.

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