Has anyone tried the paper mache hat boxes as cake dummies? I need to make several dummy cakes and the cost was killing me. Wandering around Joann's the other day I found a set of 5 hat boxes- for 19.99 (but I used a 50% off coupon). So now I have a 14, 12, 10, 8 and 6 inch round.
I turned the boxes upside down, with the tops off- and frosted with RI. I did have to trim the larger boxes so that they were all the same height. I also plan to use the box lids additional display space- like a cake top.
Think it will work?
I actually did make a display cake once out of a cardboard hat-box type box. I covered it in fondant and added a square on top and made it into a graduation cap. It worked fine. The only drawback I can see is that you probably can't scrape off the royal or fondant and reuse the box.
I can't see why it wouldn't.
Look at beeknees578's gallery. She used the paper mache boxes to do some display cakes.