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
1) Heat up glue gun
2) glue 3 nails flat side down against the ridge inside the pipe
3) glue pipe to glass block
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
Pretty darn clever!
Thanks so much for sharing your great dummy holding helper.
I agree, great idea! Does the hot glue pop off the glass with pressure? Would a super glue work?
That is a genius idea!! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Neccesity IS the "mother of invention!"
Thank you sooooo much for sharing this with us -- I was looking at one dummy holder for a turntable -- for $300+!!
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.
I'll have to try this out. thanks for sharing!
Thanks KoryAK! Great idea, I will have to try it.