Dummy Decorating Holder : How To

Decorating By KoryAK Updated 30 Jul 2010 , 3:54am by auntiecake

KoryAK Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 7:49pm
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The main concern with decorative dummy cakes is that they are so light they just slip around. I made this little guy up a few years ago for about $10 and have never looked back. I have used it for dummies 4-16" wide. Hope it helps!

Glass block (the heavier the better)
3-4" pipe with ridge inside (it's some kind of connector piece - I bought it exactly as you see it)
3 nails w/heads
hot glue gun and glue

To assemble:
1) Heat up glue gun
2) glue 3 nails flat side down against the ridge inside the pipe
3) glue pipe to glass block

To use:

1) Place the Dummy Decorator on non skid on a turn table
2) Place dummy all the way onto the nails (if you like to have the fondant rest on the board instead of hang in the air, skewer a cardboard round onto the nails first)
3) Proceed with covering and decorating

8 replies
JanH Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 5:23am
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Pretty darn clever! icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks so much for sharing your great dummy holding helper. thumbs_up.gif

auntiecake Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 5:36am
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I agree, great idea! Does the hot glue pop off the glass with pressure? Would a super glue work?

Loucinda Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 3:44pm
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That is a genius idea!! Thank you for sharing it with us. icon_smile.gif

Babs1964 Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 3:53pm
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Neccesity IS the "mother of invention!" thumbs_up.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 3:56pm
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Thank you sooooo much for sharing this with us -- I was looking at one dummy holder for a turntable -- for $300+!! icon_eek.gif

KoryAK Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 2:09am
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I used plenty of hot glue (as you can see) and have never had an issue with it moving an inch. I suppose you could use super glue - but I would think that might be brittle where the hot glue is a bit flexible.

JulieMN Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 2:24am
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I'll have to try this out. thanks for sharing!

auntiecake Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 3:54am
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Thanks KoryAK! Great idea, I will have to try it.

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