Any Tips For Working With Dummies?

Decorating By VentureSister Updated 15 Jan 2011 , 3:23am by VentureSister

VentureSister Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 9:18pm
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Am wondering if anyone has some tips they are willing to share about icing/working with cake dummies?
Please and thank you.

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simplysouthern Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 9:26pm
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Ahahahaha your title made me giggle, esp after the week I've had dealing w "dummy" clients! icon_biggrin.gif

Caths_Cakes Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 9:34pm
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Just work with them like you would a normal cake icon_smile.gif you get a little more lee-way because yu can be firmer with them, than you could a normal sponge. I love working with dummies, no buldges or air pockets or anything icon_smile.gif x lol

leah_s Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 9:37pm
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The only thing different is that they're lighter so tend to move around a bit on your turntable, and are perfect.

Occther Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 9:39pm
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Take a piece of styrofoam and round off the sharp edges. Use piping gel to cover the dummy before putting on fondant. You can fill in any holes/dents with royal icing.

deah Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 9:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by simplysouthern

Ahahahaha your title made me giggle, esp after the week I've had dealing w "dummy" clients! icon_biggrin.gif




My immediate thought was "people or cakes?"

missmikey Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 9:52pm
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Talk slowly and don't use big words.

simplysouthern Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 10:03pm
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Originally Posted by missmikey

Talk slowly and don't use big words.




Hahaha!

Dayti Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 10:17pm
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I also have 3 nails through a cake drum, and use that exclusively for decorating dummies. Then I take the dummy off that and place on it's own board/another tier. A cake drum is not ideal because it is also light, so wood would be better I think.
I use shelf liner matting under the drum to stop it shifting around on the turntable.

VentureSister Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 3:23am
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Thank you everyone for the help.
Just got some dummies and been dying to play around with them.
Glad I was able to give a giggle or two also.
Thank you.
And I apologize for double posting the question. Didn't mean to do that. My internet was acting funny earlier and I didn't think the question went thru. Sorry. icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif

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