Decorate A Dummy Cake

Decorating By Crissielyn Updated 21 Oct 2011 , 6:43am by chelleb1974

Crissielyn Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 6:31pm
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Hello, want to do a few fondant covered dummy cakes and was wondering what is best to use on them so that the fondant adheres? Dont want to have to whip up a batch of BC for nothing so was hoping I could use corn syrup or something else?

Thanks!

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Vanessa7 Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 6:40pm
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I use piping gel. Works great!

MCurry Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 6:45pm
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We used piping gel where I worked.

TexasSugar Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 6:46pm
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Crisco, piping gel, corn syrup, very very very light misting of water....

dsilvest Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 7:38pm
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I usually use a light misting of water or shortening. While the shortening is great for easy cleaning of the foam (great for quick change ups) I find that the fondant does not dry rock hard. It dries softer and damages easily.

dsilvest Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 7:47pm
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I usually use a light misting of water or shortening. While the shortening is great for easy cleaning of the foam (great for quick change ups) I find that the fondant does not dry rock hard. It dries softer and damages easily.

Crissielyn Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 8:49pm
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Probably a silly question, but would I need to use dowels? They are going to be small tiers covered in fondant with some basic fondant decorations..I would image the dummies could handle that, right?

TexasSugar Posted 19 Oct 2011 , 9:10pm
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No you don't need dowels. I have done one dowel down through all of them, but that was when I was traveling across several states.

chelleb1974 Posted 20 Oct 2011 , 4:24pm
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I use just a light mist of water on my dummies. The fondant adheres and dries pretty hard after a few days (assuming it's not humid). No dowels are required, the styrofoam will hold it's own weight just fine. I attach my layers with RI and have not had to put a dowel through the center (like TexasSugar suggests), but I may think about it in the future if I'm concerned about it.

~Chelle

BlakesCakes Posted 21 Oct 2011 , 12:44am
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I massage crisco onto the dummy. It fills in any small imperfections and makes it easy to remove the fondant later.

I don't find that it stops the fondant from drying or makes the fondant any more prone to damage.

Rae

dsilvest Posted 21 Oct 2011 , 12:49am
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Rae
I find that the fondant applied with shortening dries but is more fragile than the fondant applied with water. It damages more easily.

BlakesCakes Posted 21 Oct 2011 , 12:51am
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Sorry, just not my experience.

Rae

dsilvest Posted 21 Oct 2011 , 12:53am
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Maybe it has to do with the climate. You are lucky that it dries rock hard.

cakesnglass Posted 21 Oct 2011 , 1:07am
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Do you use purchased fondant or MMF?? for the dummy cakes. Thanks in advance

BlakesCakes Posted 21 Oct 2011 , 1:15am
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I don't use MMF, so my go to fondant for dummies is Wilton. I buy it with coupons and I love the way it works.

Rae

chelleb1974 Posted 21 Oct 2011 , 6:43am
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I use Satin Ice for dummy cakes that are for competitions. I mostly use dummy cakes for the purpose. I used to use the Wilton fondant for competition cakes, but have found that I really prefer the workability of the Satin Ice, and I get a much better looking competition piece with it.

~Chelle

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