Cake Dummies

Decorating By FerrariGal Updated 26 Sep 2011 , 12:45am by tracycakes

FerrariGal Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 11:32pm
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I am making my first display cake and have a couple of questions. Naturally, I am turning to the experts icon_biggrin.gif First question: How do I get my fondant to stick to the styrofoam? Second: How do I then get the tiers to stick/stay together? Lastly: I dont want anything to go moldy, so is there anything I should avoid doing?

Thanks in advance!!

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kakeladi Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 11:47pm
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1) lightly spray with water
2)again, lightly spray w/water OR use a dab of royal icing
3) never had one go moldy in several yrs. I have iced and decorated w/both fondant and b'cream.

FerrariGal Posted 22 Sep 2011 , 3:07pm
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Wonderful! Sounds easy enough! Thank you icon_biggrin.gif

kathie-d Posted 22 Sep 2011 , 4:24pm
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I coat my dummies in shortening before cover in fondant...and if you have never used a dummy before remember to soften the corners. Some people use another piece of styrofoam, some trim with a sharp knife, and I rub my small rolling pin along the edges.

Scarlets-Cakes Posted 22 Sep 2011 , 4:35pm
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I have coated with water. I have coated with shortening. If you never want to reuse the dummy, use water. If you think you might have a need for the dummy in the future, use shortening. The fondant just get's dry and breaks off when you start removing it. Never seen anything get moldy. It just dries out. Hope that helps.

AfordRN Posted 22 Sep 2011 , 8:59pm
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When I stack mine I use skewers to secure them together. Shortening for making the fondant stick.

BlakesCakes Posted 22 Sep 2011 , 8:59pm
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Originally Posted by Scarlets-Cakes

I have coated with water. I have coated with shortening. If you never want to reuse the dummy, use water. If you think you might have a need for the dummy in the future, use shortening. The fondant just get's dry and breaks off when you start removing it. Never seen anything get moldy. It just dries out. Hope that helps.




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If you use shortening and you have to remove the fresh fondant, or reposition it--it's sooooo easy!

Rae

grandmomof1 Posted 22 Sep 2011 , 9:24pm
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Crisco is what was recommended in our classes at the ICES Convention. I actually used a small amount of water for mine. (I didn't think or know about the Crisco when I first made mine.) I drilled a hole in the center of mine and stacked them on a dowel and used a little buttercream icing between the layers. Good luck.

tracycakes Posted 26 Sep 2011 , 12:45am
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You can also use piping gel. They don't get moldy. I've got some dummy cakes that are 2 - 3 years old.

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