Reusing Cake Dummies? For Practice/pictures

Decorating By cloetzu Updated 17 Nov 2010 , 10:36pm by leily

cloetzu Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 7:49pm
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I'd like to make some cakes and take pictures to 'show' folks what I can do but don't want to have to bake cakes etc so was thinking of using dummies. However locally they start at $12 so was wondering how easy or difficult it is to reuse them? i.e. decorate with fondant and then after taking some pictures peal it all off and then start over?

I'm assuming it will be relatively easy to peal off if still soft ??? right??? but if I can't devote enough time to start and finish a cake all in one shot and need to work on it over 2-3 days the fondant will firm up so not sure how difficult it will be to take off then?

Any thoughts/suggestions?

3 replies
Kibosh Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 9:16pm
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I have reused my cake dummies. Normally, for me, it was always already dried and rock hard. I just used a knife to chip it off. Not too difficult though..
I just worked with the colour it was, and added accent pieces to it.
However, when I wanted to do piping of some sort, I just wiped it off.
Just save them, and practice when you have time.


TexasSugar Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 10:28pm
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They are very easy to reuse. icon_smile.gif

I'd also look around online and see if you can get better prices for them.

leily Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 10:36pm
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i just cleaned a dummy that had fondant on it for 3 years. I just let it soak in a bath of hot water to get it loose and "melt"

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