Covering Cake Dummies

Decorating By vwolf Updated 21 Aug 2010 , 2:28am by anoldhippy

vwolf Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 2:50am
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If you do cake dummies say for a bridal show, and you want to be able to reuse them, other than fondant, would you cover them in royal icing?

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leily Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 1:10pm
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I would cover in buttercream, it's really easy to clean off.

vwolf Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 1:16pm
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Thanks! But I guess what I meant to ask is if you want to decorate them and keep them to use at more than one bridal show, and you don't want to cover them in fondant, do you use the royal icing? I saw something on a website called perma ice or something like that. I guess people also do this and keep for display, does anyone do this and what do you use?

dsilvest Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 1:26pm
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You can use buttercream or royal icing. Both willl dry rock hard and will last for years. I use fondant and it also dries rock hard.

mamawrobin Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 1:30pm
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Originally Posted by leily

I would cover in buttercream, it's really easy to clean off.

I agree with leily..I'd use buttercream. I make buttercream w/o flavorings and milk for my dummies. That stuff dries hard and is really easy to clean off the dummy once you're ready to change designs.

leily Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 1:20am
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As the others said, buttercream will dry rock hard. It just takes more time than fondant or royal icing. It will keep for years also.

anoldhippy Posted 21 Aug 2010 , 2:28am
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I do bridal shows also. I am a consultant, not a baker. I always have a cake on my table. I made mne out of royal icing. One thing Inoticed is that my sterling colored roses have really started to fade. I have one in my photo gallery

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