Dummy Cakes Covered In Fondant???

Decorating By sodalitycake Updated 29 Jul 2010 , 6:24am by cocobean

sodalitycake Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 7:18pm
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Hi there! Do you have to cover dummy cakes with frosting or perma-ice if they're being cover with fondant?

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BlakesCakes Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 7:31pm
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No.

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cakefairy03 Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 7:34pm
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I haven't...why waste the frosting? But that's just me! icon_wink.gif

mamawrobin Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 7:50pm
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I brush on a thin coat of shortening before covering my dummies with fondant. It makes removing the fondant much easier. thumbs_up.gif

Jen80 Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 5:46am
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It helps if you have something on there that the fondant can stick to. Either shortening as mamawrobin suggested, a very thin smear of buttercream or just wipe it over with some damp paper towel.

kricket Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 5:53am
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I just spritz the dummies with water from a squirt bottle. It adds just enough water to get the fondant to stick to the styrofoam.

_christina_ Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 2:36am
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So, I thought the same thing about using water. Tonight I went to remove the fondant (after about 1 or 2 weeks) and it was soooo hard! Now my perfect little dummies have divets.

So, what do you do about those bumps and bruises? Fondant to smooth? WIll crisco help the smooth it?

kricket Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 5:33am
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I'm curious as to the reasons some of you are re-using your dummies. I make dummies if a bride orders it instead of real cake. But she "buys" it then and I don't see it again. I have never had the occasion to re-use a dummy.

PiccoloChellie Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 6:07am
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Originally Posted by kricket

I'm curious as to the reasons some of you are re-using your dummies. I make dummies if a bride orders it instead of real cake. But she "buys" it then and I don't see it again. I have never had the occasion to re-use a dummy.




Practice.
Portfolio photos.
Making sure an idea in my head actually works in practice.
Just playing around when I've got the cake itch without 'wasting' too many ingredients.
Did I mention practice?

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cocobean Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 6:24am
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I always cover my dummies with Press and Seal. Brush the Press and Seal lightly with corn syrup so that the fondant will stick. If you want to remove the fondant the dummies are compleatly protected. You can always remove the Press and Seal and cover with new Press and Seal for the next time. It works great!!

You can use this method for bc on a dummy also, minus the corn syrup.

(Did I mention to go lightly with the corn syrup when using the fondant)

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