How Do You Add Extra Weight To Dummy's

Decorating By CNCS Updated 5 Jul 2011 , 5:03pm by KoryAK

CNCS Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 1:45pm
post #1 of 9

Im having issues with weight for cake dummies.
They need a little bt more weight other than what they themselves weigh to ice. The base dummy is hot glued to the board and I use a rubbery shelf liner to hold it in place to work on.

Help.

8 replies
Dayti Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 4:08pm
post #2 of 9

I have a cake drum with 3 long nails hammered into it in a triangle shape near the centre, so the sharp ends are pointing up. Stab your dummy onto it and it's much easier to decorate since it won't shift. Use a spatula to prise the dummy upwards off the nails when you are done.

dsilvest Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 6:35pm
post #3 of 9

I cover dummy cakes all of the time with no problem.
When you roll out the fondant make it just a bit larger that the total size needed. Lift it using your rolling pin and place the edge of the fondant right against the bottom edge of the dummy. The extra will fall on the far side. Smooth as usual, cut the extra fondant away. Lift the dummy onto a can or bowl and allow to dry for an hour or so. This will help to prevent finger dents from forming on the soft fondant. Assemble the cake and then decorate. The weight of the fondant on all of the layers will keep the cake from shifting.

Kitagrl Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 6:42pm
post #4 of 9

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002A2RVT4/?tag=cakecentral-20

I have and LOVE one of these...(You have to already have the Ateco base though.)

CNCS Posted 5 Jul 2011 , 12:02am
post #5 of 9

Thanks for the info!!!!

KakeMistress Posted 5 Jul 2011 , 12:20am
post #6 of 9

That Ateco prong is brilliant, but I was wondering if it would work on the wilton professional turn table as well?

Kitagrl Posted 5 Jul 2011 , 1:59am
post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by KakeMistress

That Ateco prong is brilliant, but I was wondering if it would work on the wilton professional turn table as well?




I'm really not sure about that.... Sorry....

KakeMistress Posted 5 Jul 2011 , 3:36pm
post #8 of 9

no problems icon_biggrin.gif

KoryAK Posted 5 Jul 2011 , 5:03pm
post #9 of 9

I do the same as Dayti but I have the nails glued to a 3" length of pipe and that glued to a glass brick. Portable, small, and plenty of weight.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%