Cake Dummies Staying In Place

Decorating By pamcakesandcompany Updated 1 Oct 2011 , 7:45pm by dsilvest

pamcakesandcompany Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 6:39pm
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I am going to order some cake dummies for display purposes
I have try to work on them and they are so light weight they do not stay put
on the cake stand
I have tried a little BC on the bottom to hold in place not working
Any suggestions Please OR is there a heavy weight cake dummy ??

5 replies
Kitagrl Posted 1 Oct 2011 , 2:48am
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I love this pronged insert, if you already have the base:

diane Posted 1 Oct 2011 , 4:29am
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

I love this pronged insert, if you already have the base:

how cool is that! wish i had this when i was doing my display cakes! icon_confused.gif

sewsweet2 Posted 1 Oct 2011 , 7:03pm
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If I'm decorating a dummy layer and using foam core or cardboard base, I jut nail 3 nails through the bottom in
to the dummy

baileysdaddy Posted 1 Oct 2011 , 7:33pm
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Sweetwise in Nashville sells an insert like the one on Amazon, for a lot cheaper. I have it & love it. Think I paid maybe $10 for it. The only difference is that they use screws instead of the plastic prongs, so it isn't all white...but I think it's stronger. They have a website. icon_smile.gif

dsilvest Posted 1 Oct 2011 , 7:45pm
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Just a question for everyone. Are you having trouble covering them with fondant or decorating after the fondant is applied? Do you stack them first or leave them unstacked for decorating? I only cover foam dummies and have never had a problem with them sliding around. I decorate them after the cake is completely stacked and stuck together. The weight of each fondant covered layer prevents the cake from sliding around.

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