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Decorating By specialcake Updated 28 Aug 2010 , 4:19am by cheatize

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specialcake Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 9:31pm
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Hi, I need to make a fake cake for a display... is there is any 'fake' icing that I can use?

thanks!

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VentureSister Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 9:46pm
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It is real icing, but I would use royal icing. I have used it before on styrofoam to make dummies. It dries rock hard. I love it.

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tripleD Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 9:46pm
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PermaIce. But I think its a little costly. I have done dummy cakes and just used fondant or buttercream. Hold ups good. I have a fondant one i take to wedding shows. It looks good and has been sitting around for about 8 months.

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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 9:56pm
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SeriousCakes mentioned something she stumbled upon the other day. She said she's been making practice icing by just whipping up shortening and powdered sugar. No flavoring, maybe a bit of water or milk to thin it. But she thought why put in the extra effort and ingredients if it's just for practice?

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cheatize Posted 28 Aug 2010 , 4:19am
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I've read that you can use drywall spackle/mud/joint compound. However, it would be more expensive than just using buttercream without the flavoring.

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