Covering A Dummy Cake With Fondant

Decorating By AnitaK Updated 5 Jun 2011 , 10:20pm by AnitaK

AnitaK Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 11:34pm
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Having trouble getting the fondant to stick to the dummy. I've tried misting the dummy with water as well as gumglue adhesive and the fondant just doesn't want to stick. I'm also having a difficult time covering without wrinkles at the bottom.

Any suggestions?

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VentureSister Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 11:40pm
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Try buttercream.

dsilvest Posted 4 Jun 2011 , 11:44pm
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If the water doesn't work try covering the foam with shortening.
To get less wrinkles along the bottom edge, smooth the top and about 1" down the side. Then pull the fondant out from the edge and smooth down. If it starts to wrinkle pull it out and reposition and then smooth.

DeniseNH Posted 5 Jun 2011 , 12:17am
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If you're having trouble sticking fondant to a dummy with water then you have the wrong type of cake dummy icon_smile.gif Works for me all the time, except once when I used a more porous, cheaper brand of dummy (trying to save money) - definitely didn't work. Never did that again.

blissfulbaker Posted 5 Jun 2011 , 12:35am
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I brush cake dummies with clear piping gel and then cover them with fondant.

mrsmudrash Posted 5 Jun 2011 , 3:53pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dsilvest

If the water doesn't work try covering the foam with shortening.
To get less wrinkles along the bottom edge, smooth the top and about 1" down the side. Then pull the fondant out from the edge and smooth down. If it starts to wrinkle pull it out and reposition and then smooth.




I use shortening too and it works great!!!!

AnitaK Posted 5 Jun 2011 , 10:20pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DeniseNH

If you're having trouble sticking fondant to a dummy with water then you have the wrong type of cake dummy icon_smile.gif Works for me all the time, except once when I used a more porous, cheaper brand of dummy (trying to save money) - definitely didn't work. Never did that again.




I'm using a dummy ordered directly from Wilton and I'm using Wilton fondant.
I haven't covered anything with fondant in a while, so maybe I'm just out of practice.
Thanks for all the suggestions - I'll try the shortening since that about the
only thing that I haven't tried.

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