Help Covering Cake Dummy

Decorating By chocomama Updated 12 Aug 2010 , 4:43am by sweetheart6710

chocomama Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 2:52am
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HELP! I'm trying to cover a cake dummy but every time I lay the fondant on top it tears at the edges. What am I doing wrong?

6 replies
Liz23 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 3:05am
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It sounds like your fondant isn't thick enough. Try rolling it out again and see if that helps.

chocomama Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 3:05am
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And I thought it was too thick. OK, one my try! Thanks!

thatslifeca Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 3:15am
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I don't know about anybody else, but I smooth the edges of the dummy first before I apply fondant on them. I also tend to roll out the fondant a little thicker for dummies then regalur cakes. Hope that helps. icon_smile.gif

chocomama Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 4:00am
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Yeah, it didn't work with thicked fondant and it must be b/c the edges are so sharp. Will try again tomorrow.

mbark Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 4:19am
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I rubbed shortening on the edges of the dummies & didn't have any problems applying the fondant

sweetheart6710 Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 4:43am
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I sand the edges down too. I am ok with covering cakes, but I cannot get my corners sharp like more profesh bakers, and dummies always make the fondant look so sharp, and the real cake tier never matches. This way, it looks more uniform.

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