Hi everyone my name is Karen, I live in the UK, Im really new to this cake decorating, im not a proffesional but have found out Im quite good at it and enjoy doing it as a hobby, My question is, what is the name of the foam blocks you use as dummy bases, and where can I get them from? xx
I get my dummies at a cake decorating supply store. I'm sure if you find a shop near you, they would most likely carry it.
Thankyou Rylan and catsmum, I live in Birmingham UK, we do have a cake supply stored nearby but to be honest I was trying to find a cheaper way of buying or making a dummy, thankyou for your replies xx
If you are just going to be using them for practice they wouldn't work out too expensive as you can just peel off your fondant and wash them then reuse them. Some people cover them with cling film before covering.
Like catsmum said...you can re use the dummies. I brush on a thin coat of shortening before covering with fondant. It helps the fondant adhere to the dummy plus it make it easier to remove.
I'm in Ireland but order stuff I need from www.sugarshack.co.uk in the London. Their prices are good but their shipping rate for me is excellent so I get great value. Worth a look.