I'm covering my dummy in fondant, but I would like to be able to re-use the dummy. If I rub crisco on it before I put the fondant on, will it peel right off afterwards?
Yes it will. You can also add any cut outs with shortening as well. They will just peel off.
I would also like to know the best way to cover a dummy cake.
Thanks! I'm excited!
I usually just use piping gel on the dummy then cover it with fondant. When I'm ready to clean it off, I put the dummy into a big bucket of water (and weight it down or it floats) and let it sit overnight in the water. The water the next day is pretty gross, but the dummy is so much easier to clean off. I've found that trying to peel of the fondant tears up the dummy. Keep in mind that I usually have my dummies hanging around for a couple of months, so the fondant turns rock hard by the time I want to clean it off.
If there is a better method out there, I would also love to hear it! The sludgy fondant water is pretty yucky!
Make sure you soften the upper edge by sanding, rubbing with your small rolling pin, rolling along the counter or using the palm of you hand. If the edge is sharp it will often tear the fondant as you are putting it on.
Once the dummy is covered, put it aside to dry slightly before handling it. This way you won't get fingerprint dents in the fondant.
If the fondant has dried rock hard place the dummy in the dishwasher and send it through a short cycle. It comes out clean.
Thanks dsilvest! I only wish we had a dishwasher at work (other than me and my employees!).
Try using the shortening to stick the fondant on. I have left it on dummies for a month and was still able to peel it off without soaking it.
I'll definitely try that out with the shortening. Thanks!