Doughnut Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 4:56am
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I'm looking for a fake icing to use on dummy cakes. I thought about using joint compound found at The Home Depot. Can anyone suggest something. I really don't want to spend a lot of money.

Thanks

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cabecakes Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 5:17am
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I usually just use shortening under fondant, or royal icing to cover my cake dummies. Fondant is easier to remove. Royal icing dries as hard as a brick.

Edited to add: There is a picture in my photos (purple and white) I just did covered in fondant with shortening under it .

CWR41 Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 5:32am
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Originally Posted by Doughnut

I'm looking for a fake icing to use on dummy cakes. I thought about using joint compound found at The Home Depot. Can anyone suggest something. I really don't want to spend a lot of money.




Use the joint compound... it's easy to work with, lightweight, and durable.

can2d Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 5:35am
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I took a class on piping not too long ago and we used cake dummies we covered the cake dummy in fondant we used a little water to make it stick and piped with royal icing. Hope this helps,

can2d Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 5:38am
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Ps I used mmf so it's super cheap

Karadactyl Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 10:06am
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I just finished a dummy cake and just sprayed the styrofoam with water to get the fondant to stick. It worked great!

leah_s Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 12:06pm
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For a bc look I use PermaIce. For fake fondan I use Wilton Fondant. LOL

indydebi Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 1:37pm
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For BC, I just use my regular recipe but I leave out the dream whip and the flavoring.

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